Many Christians desire to act as responsible citizens, but are uncertain how to do so in a truly Christian manner. This video series, consisting of 12 ten-minute segments, will help.
Healing For A Broken World 1 - Thinking About Public Policy
We as Christian citizens need carefully to think through relevant biblical principles and how best to apply them to today’s public policy controversies. As we do so we will no longer conform to the political patterns of this world, simply reflecting the opinions and ideologies that surround us.
Healing For A Broken World 2 - Creation, Sin & Redemption
But Christ’s saving, redeeming work is as broad as sin’s effects, and thus Christ has also come to redeem the political world. Jesus Christ, through his birth, life, suffering, death, and resurrection, has set right all that
has gone wrong due to human beings’ sinfulness.
Healing For A Broken World 3 - Justice
Justice means assuring that all persons receive what is due them as God's image bearers. When public policies are just, the common good is promoted. Yet this leaves many specific applications open for debate and discussion.
Healing For A Broken World 4 - Solidarity
We have a duty to be concerned for the well being of others, especially those in need.
This concern will sometimes lead to supporting changed public policies and sometimes to
changed private actions—and sometimes to both.
Healing For A Broken World 5 - Civil Society
Civil Society is leading in Christian thought to the concepts of sphere sovereignty and subsidiarity. Public policies should take these civil society institutions into account, make use of them, and not ignore or undercut
Healing For A Broken World 6 - Church & State
Christians should work for this, not for special advantages for themselves and Christianity. Justice means governments should treat all persons, and all faiths, impartially.
Healing For A Broken World 7 - Life Issues
Biblical principles teach that persons and families facing crisis pregnancies or severe disabilities or illness deserve our help, again when necessary by public policies.
Healing For A Broken World 8 - Poverty
In deciding how to live out this command, justice means that both the poor and society have duties .Also, both civil society and public policies have major roles to play.
Healing For A Broken World 9 - Caring For God's Creation
Healing For A Broken World 10 - Violations of Human Rights
There is widespread religious persecution and slavery in the world today, and solidarity and justice demand that Christians be concerned. "Christians are already doing much,
but there remain key questions concerning the type of public policies we should urge our
government to pursue.
Healing For A Broken World 11 - Africa
The church is growing rapidly in Africa, yet Africa is facing tremendous problems, including HIV/AIDS, other diseases, and poverty.
Healing For A Broken World 12 - War and Terrorism
To understand the struggle against militant, violent terrorist movements we need to understand the role of sin in the world and in ourselves. Justice means that the American
government has a right and duty to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks. But in doing so it
must itself not act unjustly.