Updated: Feb 17
"Christians were a big part of the problem, they need to be a big part of the solution." Jemar Tisby.
It is important for us to come to terms with whether or not it is even necessary for us as Christians to take a stand when it comes to political & social engagement. Are we really called to speak out or can we choose to remain silent? At what point does silence mean we are being complicit? Once we reach that decision, it can often be confusing as to which policies we should or should not advocate for in accordance with our faith. BLM, the Death Penalty, LGBTQ+, abortion. These are just a few of the types of policies we see Christians either advocating for or against. Which ones would Jesus have stood up for? Which ones are we confused about? It is important to understand the type of social, political climate Jesus Himself lived through to be able to understand how we can begin to answer some of these questions today. With all this in mind, we begin to search, read, and apply the Scriptures, through prayer, with Jesus as our example, on how to engage our society and support the policies that are in line with our faith because policies ultimately affect people and Jesus was all about people.