The Fourth of July is almost here, we’re in the middle of a presidential election cycle, and everyone is talking about politics. Earlier this week, Chad sparked quite a discussion when he argued against flags in church. So I thought it would be appropriate to add to the discussion with this video from John Piper on why churches shouldn’t press their pastors to be political activists. As he says:
Expect from your shepherds not that they would rally you behind political candidates or legislative initiatives, but they would point you over and over again to God and to his word, and to the cross.
Check out the whole video and let us know what you think. You can read a transcript of the video here.
About Marc Cortez
Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.