A collection of essays on Christianity and politics from Ephesiology

In a day of political and social tensions in majority Christian countries, an attempt to formulate a genuinely biblical response only increases division. Lines have clearly been drawn and now people on all sides of the political spectrum are hard pressed not to cross them in spite of reasonable arguments. It has come to a point where even a reasoned biblical response meets with a loyalty to a political system that holds no concern for personal moral compromise. Nowhere in the world has this been seen better than in the United States over the past 40 years. But that is the nature of the human mind. We have the keen ability to hold competing beliefs in a uniquely Western Christian dualism that threatens the soul of those thinking they follow Christ.

This series of essays attempts to demonstrate that the marriage between politics and faith often distracts Christians from God’s mission in the world. That mission can be simply summarized as an apologetic for Christian faith, a determine efforts to stand in the gap for justice, and a continue proclamation of the gospel around the world. 

The Effect of Our Witness
By Michael T. Cooper / 29 July, 2020

The Effect of Our Witness

During the course of my research for When Evangelicals Sneeze: Curing the American Church from the Plague of Identity Loss,...

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Plagues, racial riots, and a political antichrist – The Time is Near?
By Michael T. Cooper / 20 June, 2020

Plagues, racial riots, and a political antichrist – The Time is Near?

You hear many pastors and theologians attempting to interpret the Book of Revelation in light of what is happening in...

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The Way of Jesus
By Michael T. Cooper / 8 June, 2020

The Way of Jesus

In the fourth century, the North African theologian, Augustine, understood the New Testament to teach that sometimes violent coercion of...

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Can Evangelicalism be Saved?
By Michael T. Cooper / 25 January, 2020

Can Evangelicalism be Saved?

Over the month of December, the American political environment opened an opportunity for many to discuss – perhaps debate or...

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How the politics of Jesus informs the politics of the 21st century church
By Michael T. Cooper / 28 December, 2019

How the politics of Jesus informs the politics of the 21st century church

An aphorism attributed to the first century BC Roman orator, Marcus Cicero, goes like this, “Not to know what has...

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The End of Evangelicalism
By thediscfan / 21 December, 2019

The End of Evangelicalism

The reaction to Mark Galli’s editorial in Christianity Today reveals how polarized the current political climate is in the United States. Some...

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This is where you cultivate a passion for God’s mission

Equipping leaders to effectively engage their culture with the skills and character concomitant with a biblically informed worldview in order to catalyze movements of disciples around the world. 

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