In this first section of a MennoNerds panel discussion on how we as Christians should relate to our governments, the panel lays the theological groundwork for what they mean by politics, the Kingdom of God, the purpose of the state, and how those two interact with each other.

Note that there were some technical difficulties with Google Hangouts, so the audio does drop off occasionally. You can watch on YouTube embedded below, or check it out through the audio or video podcast feeds.

Panelists:

Tabitha Driver
Micael Grenholm
Drew Hart
Robert Martin
Paul Walker

Moderator:

Ryan Robinson

Part 2 will delve into the bulk of the conversation with what this means in practical questions like how we approach the laws of our governments and how we approach voting. A shorter part 3 will conclude with some questions about whether each of the panelists see certain government-related activities as contrary to their faith.

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