This page provides a handful of resources, both external (created by authors beyond this website), and internal (created by the authors of this website). The aim of these resources are to come alongside you as faithful followers of Christ, to help you think wisely on our times, and to know how to live with Biblical wisdom.
The following short list of resources are written by various authors and will guide you as you dig deeper into this topic. Certainly, many more books and resources could be added to this list, but we have filtered this down to a select few in order to help guide the Church with simplicity.
Okay, this is a huge book. But, Abraham Kuyper, as a Pastor and ultimately the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, wrote this as a systematic overview of his vision for Christ political engagement in the modern world. In my opinion it is the best political treatise I have ever read. The first five chapters are worth the cost of the entire book. Buy on Amazon.
I had to include a Francis Schaeffer book on this list. Though this book is not necessarily political in nature, it is an excellent resource for Christians who want to think wisely about our times. Schaeffer was an unapologetic Reformed Christian Pastor and Theologian, who sought to mobilize the people of God to critique secular culture well, and to take back ground from the enemy. Buy on Amazon.
One of the best ways to learn about Christian political engagement is to read great biographies on those who have done it well. This biography by Eric Metaxis excellently shows the life and work of William Wilberforce, the man who is largely credited with ending the British slave trade. I was brought to tears reading the last quarter of this book. Buy on Amazon.
An excellent read on the current political condition of America and what we can do about. “It is not enough for freedom to be won. It must also be sustained. Cultural observer Os Guinness argues that the American experiment in freedom is at risk. Summoning historical evidence on how democracies evolve, Guinness shows that contemporary views of freedom–most typically, a negative freedom from constraint– are unsustainable because they undermine the conditions necessary for freedom to thrive. He calls us to reconsider the audacity of sustainable freedom and what it would take to restore it. Buy on Amazon.
The resources below are a collection of articles, podcasts, and sermons by Pastor Raef that are tagged as relating to this topic.