Faith and Politics

Faith and Politics

Editor’s note: As we live through an especially contentious election season, this collection of video, audio, and print resources is curated primarily from Concordia Seminary’s Scholar archive (https://scholar.csl.edu). These open-access resources are free for congregations, ministries, and individuals to use for further reflection, study, and conversation.

Lay Bible Institute: From Sea to Shining Sea
Joel Biermann
https://scholar.csl.edu/lbiseatoshiningsea/

The Christian’s Calling in the Political-Social Realm
Hon. John Shimkus
https://scholar.csl.edu/spbiblestudies/11/
This interview with Congressman Shimkus is part of the 8-session video Bible Study, “A People Called to Love” (https://concordiatheology.org/2012/09/a-people-called-to-love-christian-charity-in-north-american-society/).

The following three presentations were part of an Institute of Lay Vocation conference in 2006 entitled “Called to Engage” (https://scholar.csl.edu/sem/Institute_Lay_Vocation/schedule/):

The Need for a Lutheran Perspective on Christianity and Politics
Mark Noll
https://scholar.csl.edu/sem/Institute_Lay_Vocation/schedule/1/

Lutherans Engaging the World: Time to Plant Apple Trees
Robert Rosin
https://scholar.csl.edu/sem/Institute_Lay_Vocation/schedule/3/

Sunset or Dawn? The Lutheran Calling to Public Life in America
Robert Benne
https://scholar.csl.edu/sem/Institute_Lay_Vocation/schedule/9/

500: The Impact of the Reformation Today
Erik Herrmann and Dale Ward, Producers
“Politics”
https://scholar.csl.edu/ref/Reformation_shorts/Reformation_shorts/17/
“Religious Freedom”
https://scholar.csl.edu/ref/Reformation_shorts/Reformation_shorts/20/
“American Government”
https://scholar.csl.edu/ref/Reformation_shorts/Reformation_shorts/1/
“Pluralism, Then and Now”
https://scholar.csl.edu/ref/Reformation_shorts/Reformation_shorts/16/

Distance, Tolerance, and Honor: Six Theses on Romans 13:1-7
Concordia Journal, Fall 2016
James B. Prothro
https://concordiatheology.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Prothro-Romans13.pdf

Book Blurbs: Joel Biermann on How Christians Engage Politics and Culture
Charles Arand & Joel Biermann
https://concordiatheology.org/2017/09/book-blurbs-joel-biermann-on-how-christians-engage-politics-and-culture/

Church is Not the State
Victor Raj
https://concordiatheology.org/2017/05/church-is-not-the-state/

The Theology and Practice of Church-State Relations
David Adams
http://scholar.csl.edu/sem/Recorded_Seminars/Year/182

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