The Politics of Jesus

(Kevin’s message prep)

Friends,

This Sunday, I return to the ‘Way of Life’ series with the first of two messages about Jesus & politics. Like you, I’ve grown weary of this political season. The tone and the length of political campaigning these days leave much to be desired. As followers of Jesus, though, we mustn’t turn a deaf ear to our neighborhoods, our cities, and the country we call home. Participating in the political process can be an important medium for us Joining God in the Renewal of All Things.

To help you navigate your way this political season, here are some resources I’ve used to inform my messages the next two weeks.

7 Books

Beauty Will Save The World by Brian Zahnd

Jesus For President by Chris Haw & Shane Claiborne

Reading Revelation Responsibly by Michael Gorman

The Myth Of A Christian Nation by Greg Boyd

The Politics Of Jesus by John Howard Yoder

The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann

The Secret Message Of Jesus by Brian McLaren

 

7 Blogs & Essays

Jesus & Politics by Greg Boyd

The Jesus Revolution by Brian Zahnd (as well as just about everything he writes on this blog)

Paul and Caesar by NT Wright

Pro Life And Voting For Clinton by Rachel Held Evans

Faith, Politics, & Voting by Brian McLaren

Trump, Black Lives Matter, Gay Marriage, & More by Jen Hatmaker

Reasoning With America by Tim Keller

 

7 Podcasts & Videos

Jesus Nation Sermon Series by Bruxy Cavey

Making The World A Better Place by NT Wright

The Politics Of Jesus by Richard Rohr

We Need To Talk About Politics  by Rob Bell

On Faith & Politics by Tim Keller

Arguing About Politics by Tim Keller

Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann

 

Voters Guide for Bay Area Residents

http://votersedge.org/ca

http://voterguide.sfelections.org/en

East Bay Voters Guide

California Propositions Explained

 

Grace & Peace,

Kevin