Tackling tough issues with renowned experts is what the ChurchLeaders Podcast is all about. The new 2021 ChurchLeaders Podcast will focus on critical topics church leaders need to think about. Each month, we will release a new series–rather than weekly podcasts. We will bring to you varied perspectives on issues such as Christian nationalism, what it means to be pro-life, racial issues in the church, navigating lgbtq issues in your church. The ChurchLeaders Podcast is here to help you be more informed and become more effective in your church leadership.
In our Christian nationalism podcast series, host Jason Daye talks with Dr. Timothy Keller, Franklin Graham, Dr. Samuel Perry, and Dr. Glenn Packiam. You won’t want to miss a single episode.
Words of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) President Russell Moore:
The sight of “Jesus Saves” and “God Bless America” signs by those violently storming the Capitol is about more than just inconsistency. It is about a picture of Jesus Christ and of his gospel that is satanic. The mixing of the Christian religion with crazed and counter-biblical cults such as Q-Anon is telling the outside world that this is what the gospel is. That’s a lie, and it is blasphemous against a holy God.
From Adrian Rogers:
We talk about providence, but what is providence?
Providence means to see ahead of time and to make provision. This is what God does. He sees events before they ever get here and moves everything toward the goal that He has in mind.
Now there is a lot of evil in the world, so don’t get the idea that everything that happens is God’s will. Rape is not God’s will. Murder is not God’s will. Racial hatred is not God’s will. Adultery is not God’s will. Sodomy is not God’s will.
Man has a will and man has an evil heart. And in God’s grand design, He gave man free will. Even when man does evil, where God does not rule, God overrules.
Read Psalm 37. Find a brother or sister in the Lord and discuss the presence of evil in this world and the providence of God in the lives of His children.
More than 500 pastors and ministry leaders of diverse theological backgrounds have signed an open letter condemning Christian nationalism. The letter directly links Christian nationalism to the riots that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and calls the ideology a “perversion of the Christian faith.”
“As leaders in the broad evangelical community, we recognize and condemn the role Christian Nationalism played in the violent, racist, anti-American insurrection at the United States Capitol on January 6,” says the letter. “We recognize the damage done by radicalized Christian Nationalism in the world, the church, and in the lives of individuals and communities.”