Commonwealth Policy Center

I often hear objections from pastors, especially younger ones, who don’t want to speak to moral and social issues. Some see these issues as “political” and are afraid they might split the church. But many Christians are seeking answers to the big questions of the day—abortion, homosexuality, gender identity, religious freedom, etc. Pastor, if you don’t speak to these issues, then who is? Is it not the role of a pastor to disciple a congregation to think biblically about morality, society, and government? If you believe that the Bible speaks to all of life (2 Tim. 3:16-17), then that includes politics as well. Do you believe that we are to glorify God in everything (1 Corinthians 10:31)? Then please disciple your people to conduct themselves well in the political realm. Your voice committed to speaking the truth and born out of goodwill will benefit not just your congregation, but your community as well.