Over the past month I’ve had several conversations with Pastors who have never addressed politics from the stage at their church in any way, and are feeling like they need to say something in some kind of way this year. While my book on the subject has been a helpful starting point for many, it was written more as a prophetic challenge to the church in the way that Evangelicals have engaged politics.
Because of the nature of this election, I felt that what our church needed was not that kind of challenge, but instead more of a pastoral approach to help find a way forward in the midst of so much political chaos, so many voices and opinions and way too much noise about it all.
So, this weekend, we launched a 2 week series at Parkcrest called “Keeping Your Head Above Water.: How to Keep From Drowning in the Political Chaos” Because a few people asked me if they could have access to these resources, I thought I’d post them here as well in case it could be useful to you and your church.
Here is a link to files that you may find useful, including the manuscript from my sermon this weekend, the sermon notes we used in church and the graphics that we utilized. Below is the video of the message as well. I realize that there are only 3 Sundays left before the election, so wanted to make what we had available as soon as possible. After I preach this next weekend, I will make that sermon available as well.
Feel free to use what’s helpful, we just ask that you find a way to give appropriate credit for the materials.