Peter and the other apostles set the example: when told by authorities they could not testify to the risen and ascended Christ, they responded, “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). So we know that Christians must not obey authorities when their command directly contradicts God and his revealed Word.

But what about situations that are less clear, such as when religious freedom is encroached upon in the workplace or when college ministries are denied access to a university facilities? Tim Keller, Al Mohler, and John Yates sat down in 2012 to discuss how Christians should evaluate situations that may—or may not—call for civil disobedience.