How is Christianity distinct from world religions? What does Anabaptism add to Christendom? Stephen Russell discusses two ways that Christianity is different than world religions: entry by choice and separation from governments. He considers how the early church, early Anabaptists, and the church today view these topics. Stephen also discusses the importance of Christian community.
At one point Joshua Good was very interested, and willing to be involved, in politics. Today though, he views the Christian’s involvement in politics as contrary to the calling of those who follow Christ. Listen to Joshua share his story of change in this episode.
In this impromptu conversation, Matt Landis comments on two events that happened late in 2019. Mark Galli, editor of Christianity Today, called for Donald Trump's removal from office, and several Amish men visited the president at the White House. Matt concludes by saying, "If Jesus is king of the world, no allegiance that belongs to him should by siphoned off to anybody else."
In this episode, Nathan Zook PhD discusses his view of the Christian's involvement in politics, and how it has changed over the last number of years. In addition to sharing his personal reasons for not being involved in politics, Nathan explains why he believes that his current position is Biblical. He encourages us to maintain a Christlike attitude as we consider political events.
Is it right for Christians to vote? How should Christians view governments? In this episode, Dean Taylor discusses the Christian's interaction with governments. Dean encourages Christians to view themselves as embassies for the Kingdom of God.
In what ways has the view of earlier Anabaptists remained or been dropped in Anabaptist churches? Does our opposition to abortion insist upon an opposition to capital punishment? In this episode, Nathan Zook PhD discusses the sanctity of life, and what it looks like to have a "consistent ethic of life". Also considered is what the Christian's view of government, and their system of punishment, should be.