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Navigating Polarizing Politics

Resources

8 Resources
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The Colossian Forum
This organization helps Christian communities use cultural conflicts as opportunities for growth rather than division.
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Church & State: Government Restrictions or Biblical Convictions
In this Q Ideas recorded event, Gabe Lyons facilitates a panel discussion about the controversy of gathering for worship during the pandemic.
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Preaching in the Purple Zone: Ministry in the Red-Blue Divide
This book equips clergy to skillfully preach and facilitate congregational dialogue about divisive justice issues.
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The Witness of the Church and a Critical Presidential Election
In this panel discussion, faith leaders discuss human flourishing in America and the experiences of Black and Brown communities. Then they encourage civil dialogue and political action.
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Politics And The Church
This short e-book outlines IRS standards for congregations to be politically active and maintain their tax-exempt status.
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The Liturgy of Politics
This engaging book calls Evangelical Christians to reflect Jesus in political life by wrestling with complex theological convictions and adopting spiritual practices that form positive political action.
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Braver Angels
This organization helps Americans seek understanding across red and blue political lines, aiming to dissolve political stereotypes and prevent hatred from political disagreements.
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2020 Election: Faith Leaders Call for Moral Courage
This panel encourages clergy to be community leaders beyond the 2020 election for the moral good of society.

About the Contributor

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Matt Burke
Matt Burke is the director of the Northeast Center for Congregations in Fort Wayne and serves as the Center’s Education Director statewide. Matt has a background in classroom, digital and experiential education. He is passionate about using education to develop deeper faith in congregational participants.
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