As promised, I have a couple of resources to highlight in light of the sermon entitled Getting the Church to Mind Its Business. I have found the following two books helpful in formulating a biblical understanding of our responsibilities as citizens of heaven and citizens of this world.
1) A Secular Faith: Why Christianity Favors the Separation of Church and State by D. G. Hart
2) Living in God's Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture by David VanDrunen
In the same vein as Hart and VanDrunen is this encouragement from Mike Horton in a book that many at OBC have been reading recently:
“I can work, vote, and dialogue side-by-side with non-Christian neighbors on a host of issues related to improving our neighborhoods, society, and the world. We do not need more Christian service organizations but more churches that serve the sheep and send them out to love and serve their neighbors alongside non-Christians as employees, employers, volunteers, friends, and family members” (Christless Christianity), 209.
If you have not heard the message entitled Getting the Church to Mind Its Business, you can find it by clicking here, on itunes or on the OBC website.
Pastor Pat Abendroth