Basic Primer for Christian Civic Engagement
Whether you are wanting to educate yourself better to be a more comprehensive voter or desire to run for political office, we want to encourage you to listen to the three short teachings below by Wayne Grudem, Tim Keller and Michael Wear. They are what we consider "basic primers" for every believer in Christ to engage! in the political arena to gain more of the compassion and wisdom of Christ--walking in the civic arena with humility, wisdom and strength.
Five Wrong Views of Christians in Politics
- Why Christians should be involved!
In this video Wayne Grudem explains why Christians should be involved in the civic arena and be influencers of government.
The first video is a brief 4 minute summary of the reasons to get involved.
In the second video, Wayne Grudem takes the same five points in the 4 minute video and goes more in-depth in the 20 minute video.
The Christian Institute uploaded the first video and Wayne Grudem uploaded the second video to Youtube.
Visit Youtube for more teaching videos on a variety of topics by Wayne Grudem.
In this 9 minute video, Michael discusses the importance of having our identity firmly in Christ as we enter into politics so that we may serve with HIS heart, not the pressures of "party politics". Michael founded the nonprofit Public Square Strategies that helps religious, business and political organizations to navigate the changing political and religious landscape. He was also the Deputy Director of the Faith Based Initiatives in the Obama Administration that was established in the George W. Bush Administration. Michael writes for the Atlantic, Christianity Today, USA Today, Relevant Magazine and many other publications regarding faith, politics and culture.
Qideas.org uploaded the video to Youtube.
Humble Cultural Engagement
In this 25 minute video, Tim Keller discusses the several different ways believers engage the culture. He provides reasons why some approaches are detrimental. In order to engage culture with the humility of Christ, this is an essential primer for believers.
RedeemerCFW church uploaded the video to Youtube
Please visit Youtube for more teaching videos by Tim Keller.
Del Tackett - TRUTH PROJECT
After you have listened to the three videos above, get your "Masters Degree" in a biblical worldview through The Truth Project . It is an essential "primer" to obtain a deeper understanding of a biblical worldview. This class is offered 1-2 times a year at HCBC. The next scheduled class for 2019-2020 will begin in January, 2020.
Go to the Truth Project page for more information.
The truth Project is a DVD-based small group curriculum comprised of 12 video lessons (recommended to be viewed and discussed over 13 consecutive weeks) taught by Dr. Del Tackett, instructor of Christian Worldview at the Focus Leadership Institute and a former Senior Vice President of the ministry. This study is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
This curriculum can be a catalyst for exponential change within the body of Christ, as thousands of people are "transformed by the renewing of [their] mind" (Romans 12:2). As He has throughout history, God continues to call ordinary people to make an eternal difference in our world.