Violence and riots around political issues are becoming everyday news. How should Christians respond? Should they condone it? Turn a blind eye to it? Speak out? How does Jesus call us to respond to our enemies, and how should that shape our response today?
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- 0:15 - Is It Okay for Christians to be Nationalists?
- 3:10 - Rioting and protesting in the United States
- 4:45 - Is a violent response appropriate for Christians?
- 6:30 - Luke 22: How Jesus led revolution
- 9:15 - Matthew 5.43
- 11:40 - Romans 12.19: Revenge
- 12:35 - Replacing God with politics
- 14:10 - Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize speech
- 15:50 - Violence on social media
- 17:10 - Critical Gender and Race Theory: Cynical Theories by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay
- 18:30 - How to love your enemy
- 21:30 - Tony Evans quote
- 23:00 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.
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- Matthew 5.43: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew+5.43-44&version=ESV
- Romans 12.19: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=romans+12.19&version=NIV
- Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize speech: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/1964/king/lecture/
- Cynical Theories by Helen Pluckrose and James Lindsay: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53052177-cynical-theories
- "Jesus didn't come to take sides; he came to take over" from Religion News Service (Tony Evans quote): https://religionnews.com/2008/09/15/guest-commentary-jesus-didnt-come-to-take-sides-he-came-to-take-over1/
- Who Would Jesus Vote For?: https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/who-would-jesus-vote-for
- How to Be Skilled at Life: https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/how-to-be-skilled-at-life
- Is It Okay for Christians to be Nationalists?: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/is-it-okay-for-christians-to-be-nationalists/
- What Makes Faith Revolutionary: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/what-makes-faith-revolutionary/
- Why Winning Looks Like Losing: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/whos-winning-learning-to-follow-jesus-luke-21-3/
- How to Protest and Why You Should: https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/how-to-protest-and-why-you-should-david-in-22-2-samuel-18/