Talking Theology

Maeve Sherlock - What theology of government can serve us well today?

August 10, 2020 Philip Plyming Season 2 Episode 18
Talking Theology
Maeve Sherlock - What theology of government can serve us well today?
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Talking Theology
Maeve Sherlock - What theology of government can serve us well today?
Aug 10, 2020 Season 2 Episode 18
Philip Plyming

What does it feel like to exercise power as a Christian? What's the Bible got to say about government and power? What's the vocation of speaking truth to power? How does our identity as a child of God shape our engagement with politics? What difference does it make to pray for political opponents? 

The Reverend Baroness Maeve Sherlock OBE is a Labour Party life peer and shadow minister for Work and Pensions in the House of Lords. She is also an Assistant Curate at St Nicholas’ Church Durham, and a Fellow of St Chads College. 

Show Notes

What does it feel like to exercise power as a Christian? What's the Bible got to say about government and power? What's the vocation of speaking truth to power? How does our identity as a child of God shape our engagement with politics? What difference does it make to pray for political opponents? 

The Reverend Baroness Maeve Sherlock OBE is a Labour Party life peer and shadow minister for Work and Pensions in the House of Lords. She is also an Assistant Curate at St Nicholas’ Church Durham, and a Fellow of St Chads College.