Welcome to the 147th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Jonathan Leeman about his book, How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age (Thomas Nelson, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- In what way the local church should be the model political community.
- The centrality of expository preaching in creating a Word-centered church.
- How law and wisdom can help us learn to read the Bible politically.
- How to distinguish between straight and jagged issues for the sake of Christian unity and the Churches witness among outsiders.
- How theology shapes Christian engagement in the political sphere.
- What participation should Christian leaders have when it comes to politics.
About the Guest
Jonathan Leeman is the editorial director at 9Marks, a ministry that helps church leaders build healthy churches. He teaches theology at several seminaries and has written a number of books on the church. He is also a research fellow with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He has degrees in political science and English, a master of science in political theory, a master of divinity, and a doctorate in political theology. Jonathan served for years as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, but has since left to plant a nearby church. He lives in the DC area with his wife and four daughters.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, and is the Host for the Equipping You in Grace Podcast. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Parler, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.