The Red Letter Disciple Episode 33

033: Dr. Joel Hunter on What It’s Like to be In the Oval Office, How to Pastor the President of the United States, and if Discipleship and Politics Can Go Together!

Dr. Joel Hunter has been a spiritual advisor to a congregation and to a President of the United States. In this episode, he will help us understand our role as disciples and how we can be engaged or involved in politics. Plus, he’ll encourage us as disciples to focus on what simple ways we can help each and every day.

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Resources mentioned in the episode:

Northland Church

Simple Help Movement

Key insights from the episode:

Jesus wasn’t interested in winning arguments. – Dr. Joel Hunter

The best thing you can do politically is vote and be an example of a healing act. – Dr. Joel Hunter

Politically, it’s not whether you are right or wrong. It’s what kind of relationships you can build with people who disagree with you. – Dr. Joel Hunter 

We are relapsing into political categorizations rather than personal relations. – Dr. Joel Hunter

We now define ourselves by what we are against. – Dr. Joel Hunter

Christians would care for those no one else would care for. – Dr. Joel Hunter

Sometimes we need to lose to let people see that there is something more important than being on top. – Dr. Joel Hunter

Dr. Joel Hunter’s Challenge: Make the world a better place by doing one thing this week.

Lead yourself (and your church) to find freedom in forgiveness.

As Dr. Hunter was talking in this interview, it showed me that what the world needs more is the forgiveness of God.

We’d love to help you and your church discover what freedom in forgiveness feels like by exploring the powerful forgiveness that Jesus offers to each and every one of us.

We’d love to introduce you to the 40-Day Forgiving Challenge.

The Forgiving Challenge takes you on a life-changing journey to experience the gift of God’s grace so that you can share it with others. It also helps you identify and walk through the five phases leading to freedom. 

You can learn more about the challenge here!

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