26: Rethinking Politics with Jonathan Leeman

Remember the saying that you should never talk about religion and politics at the dinner table? Well, we’re breaking that rule today with our guest Jonathan Leeman. Jonathan wrote an incredibly thought-provoking book a few years ago titled, “How The Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age.” We dive into some of his main ideas and how Christians need to rethink politics and their engagement in the public square. 

Passage of the day:

"Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them in his fury, saying, “As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill”” (Psalm 2:1-6, ESV).

Links Mentioned: 

ThriVe St. Louis

9Marks

Good and Bad Ways to Think about Religion and Politics by Robert Benne

Credits:

Theme music by: David Butler

Produced by: David Butler

Podcast design by: Jake Cannon

Additional consulting by: Nick Francis

Sponsored by: Switch Coffee, JM Films

Jake Cannon