Should Pastors Endorse Political Candidates?

Episode #841
February 20, 2024
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Elections are contentious. They have been for most of our nation’s history. The tensions surrounding this year’s coming election season should not be a surprise. To what degree should pastors be involved in the political process? Thom and Sam discuss this hot-button issue on today’s episode.

    • Pastors have always been part of the political process as influencers in their churches.
    • Do not let the fear of government or loss of tax status drive your decision.
    • Elections matter to the church, and your people need a shepherd to help navigate the political realm.
    • Endorsing individuals is risky if you do not know them personally.
    • Candidates always disappoint. Jesus never will. Stick with Jesus in the pulpit.
    • Call your church to pray, especially in the weeks leading up to election day.
    • Speak directly about clear biblical issues. Be cautious about non-biblical issues.


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