As Election Day draws near, the nation is pressed to pick a side. Political campaigns curry favor. Pundits inflame fear. Yard signs pop up in our neighborhoods and propaganda in our news feeds. The world is shouting for our allegiance.
Into the cacophony, the Bible's book of Daniel proclaims one thing louder than any other: God reigns. This book is the story of the power of God in a world gone mad. It shows us who is truly in charge of history. It calls us to humility and dependence on God during uncertain times. It points us to a future that’s sure, when God will one day fully extend his perfect justice.
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Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel (Russell D. Moore). The signs of the times tell us we are in for days our parents and grandparents never knew. But that's no call for panic or surrender or outrage. Jesus is alive. Let's act like it. Let's follow him, onward to the future.
How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age (Jonathan Leeman). When we identify with Christ more than a political party or social grouping, we can return to the church’s unchanging political task: to become the salt and light Jesus calls us to be and offer the hope of his kingdom to the nations.
Responding to Racism – Main Conversation, Questions and Answers. Pastor Kevin Rogers and Michael Crawford reflect on the particular ways that God calls Christians to engage with issues of race, ethnicity, and human dignity.
Life Lessons – from the book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes takes us on a tour of life - work and play, wealth and possessions, wisdom and productivity - and calls us to live from the vantage point of life’s most poignant perspective: the end.
Living Hope – from the book of 1 Peter. True hope endures through every trial and can’t be taken away. It's the hope that lies at the center of Christian faith and life, hope that transforms the way we live today.