As Kingdom-minded leaders, we have a Biblical responsibility to help advance Christ’s Lordship in our nation. In this episode, we share a segment from our Christian Life School of Theology Global online course, “Engaging the Culture with a Biblical Worldview,” to provide wisdom for how you can help shape culture Biblically. Taught by faculty member Dr. Kevin Baird, you’ll benefit from his extensive experience and understanding of leadership, politics, and the church.
Dr. Kevin Baird is the Director of The Florida Capitol Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to building relationships between church leaders and government officials. With more than 40 years of extensive ministry experience, his professional background includes positions as a lead pastor, church planter, national conference speaker, college professor, talk radio host, Biblical worldview advocate in public policy, blog writer and media analyst on culture. Kevin holds a B.A. in Religion & Philosophy, an M.Div. in Historical Theology, and a D.Min. in the History of Christian Thought.
Christians, no matter what nation they may find themselves living in, have a Biblical mandate to be salt and light and a responsibility to bring Christ’s Lordship to it. Throughout history, there has been a disconnect between the church and individual Christians with civil governmental concerns.
The church is Christ’s conduit to reach both individuals and nations with the message of the cross. Together, every Bible-believing church forms a Kingdom mosaic which makes us dependent on one another and not in competition with each other.
Scripturally, the church is challenged and encouraged to embrace cultural reformation as a part of its full obedience to the Lord. The word “reformation” is most often associated with Martin Luther (1517) and the Protestant Reformation. This reformation spilled over quickly into governments, nations, and politics. The people took these “new” revelations concerning doctrine and practice and implemented them into their personal lives which, in turn, changed the landscapes of nations.
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