God has given the power of the sword to governments and the power of the keys to churches, and he intends for them to work separately but cooperatively toward the greater end of worship.
Governments should employ the sword in order to protect life, enable the cultural mandate, and provide a platform for the work of the church. They are guardians of this present age. Churches should exercise the keys of the kingdom in order to testify to King Jesus, his message, and his people. They are witnesses of the age to come.
One Lord, One Faith, One . . . Political Opinion?
All Christians care about justice, but they differ—sometimes passionately—about how to identify injustice and how to right those wrongs.
Non-Deist America? Yes. Christian America? No.
Gregg Frazer notes many of Mark Hall’s methodological and historical missteps in service of his argument that America is a Christian nation after all.
The 7 Most Important Religious Liberty Cases of the Decade
Challenges to the right of individuals and organizations to practice our first freedom arose frequently over the past decade. Here are seven of the most important cases involving religious freedom from 2010 to 2019.
5 Books You Should Read on Christianity and Politics
Bruce Ashford provides a reading list and descriptions of important books to help Christians think about their faith and politics.
Should Christians Try to Legislate Their Morality?
The real question, therefore, is not whether we should legislate morality but rather whose morality we should legislate.
Is the Pulpit Political?
What is the proper relationship between the pulpit and politics? In this video, three experienced pastors give a rousing discussion on a contested subject.
Thinking Christianly About Immigration
How should Bible-believing Christians, commanded to both submit to government and show compassion to the foreigner, think about immigration?
Michael Wear on Political Hopes and Fears
Michael Wear explains how Christians should think about politics. How does the Bible shape my reaction to who wins and loses?
Religious Freedom Is a Christian Idea
Joe Carter reviews, in the words of Albert Mohler, “the most important book on religious liberty to appear in decades.”
Can Institutions Save America?
Why have institutions declined? Because we treat them, argues Yuval Levin, as platforms for performance rather than molds for character formation.