Speach of Etienne Lhermenault, President of CNEF. During CNEF’s assembly 2017 he expresses his dismay that many Christians have succumbed to a politics of fear and rejection or have prioritised defending values over sharing the Gospel of salvation. He do not advocate withdrawal from interest in socio-political matters. Indeed, he calls for the Church to take up its prophetic role of discerning what is good and speaking truth peacefully and clearly.
EEA resource designed for individual Christians, home groups and local churches. It invites us to celebrate what is great about our nation from the Lord’s perspective. It creates the opportunity consider how to be proud of our dual citizenship – our national and our eternal one in Christ. It gives questions to ponder so that we make sure that our loyalty to Christ always comes first.
This paper examines identity politics and nationalism, raising questions about how the Church should relate to the State and how Christians balance their sense of belonging and joy in their national identity with their first loyalty to Christ. It includes specific questions to help people analyse if and when a Right wing populist party may have become toxic.