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Politics can be a divisive subject. Out of fear, some pastors completely avoid the topic from their pulpits.
On this episode of “The Elephant in the Room” series, I discuss how can a church find a healthy balance of discussing political issues without forsaking the Gospel. I have a conversation with Gary Hamrick, pastor of Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Virginia, who found himself in the middle of the cultural and political battle without going to look for it. The battle showed up at his front door.
He’s an example of a godly man who’s stood up and fought for truth, without worrying about what the consequences might be.
I hope this conversation encourages you to stand for truth—and exercise your freedom to vote.
- Ezekiel 33
- Genesis 2:24 (marriage between a man and a woman)
- John 1:5
- Acts 5:27-29
GOING FARTHER/ HOW TO SHARE YOUR FAITH
- New BGEA Podcast Series on Navigating Elections: https://billygraham.org/story/unsure-how-to-navigate-midterm-elections/
- Cornerstone Chapel: https://cornerstonechapel.net/hello/
- Get the downloadable companion guide, “A Biblical Perspective on Elections” as a practical resource for your family this election season.
- Receive your free, digital election edition of Decision magazine with a voter guide to inform you on issues surrounding life, marriage, gender, education, parental rights, and religious liberty.
- BGEA’s online tools: https://billygraham.org/grow-your-faith/how-to-share-your-faith/tools/
- Church Finder: https://churches.goingfarther.net/
- Billy Graham’s Answer: Why Christians Should Participate in Politics https://billygraham.org/video/why-christians-should-participate-in-politics/
- AUDIO – Billy Graham on God, Politics, and the Gospel https://billygraham.org/audio/billy-graham-on-god-politics-and-the-gospel/
- Episode 33: 2 Parties, 2 Visions for America–Who Will Govern You? https://cissiegrahamlynch.com/episode-33-2-parties-2-visions-for-america-who-will-govern-you/
- Episode 14: Christians and Politics https://cissiegrahamlynch.com/episode-14-christians-and-politics/
- The Elephant in the Room Series:
- Episode 85: Alcohol Within the Church https://cissiegrahamlynch.com/fearless-episode-85/
- Episode 83: Has the Church Become Too Much Show and Not Enough Truth? https://cissiegrahamlynch.com/fearless-episode-83/
- Episode 82: Summer Has Ended—A Fresh Focus and a Brand New Fall Series https://cissiegrahamlynch.com/fearless-episode-82/[MOU2]
- Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – https://billygraham.org/
- Billy Graham Radio – https://billygrahamradio.org
- Samaritan’s Purse – https://samaritanspurse.org/