Posts Tagged Influencing Evangelicals
Scot McKnight has a great post and challenge to the American church — especially conservative Evangelicals — to avoid the politicization of the church. He makes the claim that the most influential voice upon Evangelicals today is not Jerry Falwell, Billy Graham or James Dobson, as in past decades, but FoxNews. Specifically he names Shawn Hannity.
His point is not to criticize or take issue with Hannity or any other individual. Rather, he beckons the church to be shaped by the Kingdom vision and teachings of Jesus, and not contemporary conservative rhetoric. He’s not even taking sides in the political debate; rather warning us to be sure Jesus’ teachings shape our political views, rather than letting our political views shape our understanding of Jesus and Christianity.
Read his post entitled The Most Influential Evangelical Voice in America HERE.
Again, I believe every Evangelical Christian needs to read Greg Boyd’s The Myth of a Christian Nation for understanding how Christians should approach politics without compromising our call to be “citizens of Heaven” first.
“Seek first the Kingdom….”