The Church and Politics Podcast
By Michael Davis
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It would be difficult to deny that the United States (and much of the western world for that matter) is as politically polarized as it has been since the Civil War. We are no longer discussing issues among people who hold to different perspectives but fighting as if we are waging war between the powers of good and evil. Civility is all but gone and many Christians are getting sucked into what can best be described as political tribalism. Even more concerning is that well known evangelical leaders are selling their witness for political power and influence. Rather than seeing themselves as Christians who happen to live in the United States, many believers see themselves as American Christians and the result has been horrifying. This is the environment in which this Podcast was created. I hope and pray that in a small way I can help Christians living in the west reclaim the identity that Christ bought for them on the cross. I hope and pray that through this podcast I can help a few people understand that our involvement in politics and culture is important, but not in the way that the world does it. I hope and pray that this podcast shows believers that there is a way to influence our culture without destroying their witness. It is a tall order, but I hope and pray that in a small way, this podcast can help a few people combat the division in their household and in their churches. Evangelicals are called to be salt and light, but we have allowed ourselves to become a voting block that oftentimes represents the exact opposite. Please pray for us!
||CleanEp. 11: Public Schools and the Christian Dilemma||How did we get to a place in this country where infanticide has been made legal in NYC and the cultural and sexual revolution is all but won by secularists? How is it that secular humanism has been made the default in schools that were founded on Ch...||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10: Why I Don't Get (the War on) Christmas||I never grew up with Christmas and frankly don’t really understand why people lose their minds over it. That being said, it seems that every year something or someone reignites the “war on Christmas.” Whether it is snowflakes and Christmas trees o||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Online Debates are Stupid / The Motivations Behind Online Trolling||It seems that almost daily, hordes of pissed off people are converging to attack people for positions that are counter to our cultural moment. This happens at the international level and at the local level. It seems that no one is immune. The stakes...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: War is Hell and Politics||William Tecumseh Sherman famously said that, “War is Hell,” but it is more than that. War is also politics. In fact, there is nothing more political than war. The power of the sword is the ultimate method in which countering political perspectives a||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: The American Dream is Not Christianity||It seems that many Christians in the west have shifted away from the ideal of loving neighbor and loving God with the ideal that temporal gain is our ultimate goal. Many of us say the right things but our lives look more like they are devoted to obt...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: When Speech is Violence||There is a reason why the founding fathers fought to include the freedom of speech in the Constitution. There is also a reason why every single despotic regime fights to kill that right. The freedom to speak one's mind is essential in a free society...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Neither Democrats nor Republicans Want to End Abortion||For those of us who are resolute on our opposition of the wholesale slaughter of children in the womb, abortion has been the single most important issue that we focus on in regards to politics. Many devout Christians cannot vote for any political ca...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Election is Over! ... Oh Wait, Never Mind.||To say that this election season was nasty would be a massive understatement. It was closer to gross than it was to nasty. The worst part is that we are likely to start the discussion of the 2020 presidential election immediately. Both the rig...||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: A Profit Obsessed Media is the Enemy of the People||Many on both the left and the right have found themselves manipulated by media outlets for financial gain. There is no doubt that the primary drivers of modern "news" are clicks, views, ratings, and advertising dollars. Though it seems that these ou...||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Bombings, Shootings, and Political Rhetoric||Last week was horrible, to say the least. From attempted pipe bombings of political figures to the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue, we have had a stark view of the evil that people can inflict upon their fellow man. Yet, the default for all t...||10/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Why The Church and Politics Podcast||Christians find themselves in a trying time in our history. We live straddling two worlds in which we have an obligation to engage. Our culture and the Kingdom of God. The methods in which we are called to engage with our culture has not changed, bu...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Evangelicalism =/= Political wing of the the GOP