In the last few years, it seems like the world has experienced a deepening polarization in politics. In the two countries where I spend the majority of my time—the Philippines and the US—recent elections have been increasingly controversial, dividing people into distinct ideological camps that struggle to communicate with one another.

We could talk about the many reasons we are seeing this trend, but today, I want to talk about how Christians should engage in politics, particularly Christian leaders. Our tendency as humans is to be all in for a particular political leader, all out against a political leader, or completely disengaged with the political process in general. None of these are typically the right option.

The prophet Haggai, in the Old Testament, provides us with a great example of how we can engage political leaders. He provides a model for:

  • Speaking truth to power.
  • Knowing the difference between public and private.

More in today’s message.