Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

Genesis 16:1-4a

They say you shouldn’t talk faith and politics in polite company, because you never know who you might offend. And yet, that’s what we’re going to do in this series. We’re going to talk faith, politics, and how to engage in the political process in a Christ-like way. We start today by looking at an all-too-common temptation: The temptation to sideline God and take matters into our own hands.

One book I found helpful in preparing this series was Myth of a Christian Nation by Gregory Boyd. While I don’t agree with everything the author says (I hardly ever do!), I found it a thought-provoking, interesting examination of scripture and its implications for our politics today.