How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

Modern society tends to be presented with two assumed opposites with regard to the relationship between Christianity and society.  On the one hand it is assumed that society should be secular and that religion should be at the level of a private club.  The alternative to this is assumed to be a kind of Christian theocracy where the church runs the State and pastors have as much political power as politicians.  There is another, more biblical way.  This talk looks at how what we believe affects the way we behave and changes society for the better. We also look at how theology impacts society, law and politics. The ‘salt and light’ model of Jesus Christ is one that is more desperately needed in contemporary society than ever.

(this is a talk from ELF in Poland in 2014)

 

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2 thoughts on “How does Good Theology Lead to Good Society, Law and Politics?

  1. Pastor David

    “On the one hand it is assumed that society should be secular and that religion should be at the level of a private club. ”

    I can’t play your video right now so perhaps it is addressed in it but what are your views on the Laicité model adopted by the French? I know the French Reformed/Huguenots were keen to adopt it but they had been a persecuted (often horrifically so) minority for centuries and the Scottish Reformed have had a very different experience. Do you think laicite/ the Ftench 1905 law is a good model?

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