How should we respect conscience and deal with different political opinions within our churches, and how can churches engage positively with the media while also avoiding the pitfalls?
Those were some of the issues addressed at the Association Day Conference and AGM of the Association of Grace Baptist Churches (South East) held in Homerton, East London, in October.
Jonathan Leeman (editorial director for 9Marks, Washington, D.C.) spoke about politics, conscience, and the church.
He began by setting out a number of reasons why Christians find it hard to disagree about political issues. He said all Christians should care about truth and justice, but judgments require wisdom.