Exploring the Tension Between Jesus and Politics

Welcome to ‘Seek & Find with Dr. Marc Rivera,’ where we delve into matters of faith, life, and meaning. Join us as we explore the intriguing topic of Jesus and Politics. Discover how Jesus’ teachings on love, justice, and compassion intersect with the broader realm of politics, challenging conventional notions. Through insightful discussions and biblical exploration, we uncover the transformative power of Jesus’ message in addressing contemporary issues like inequality, poverty, and human rights. Reflect on how Jesus’ teachings can shape your perspective on political engagement and the pursuit of justice in our complex world.

Tune in as we unpack biblical teachings, examine historical contexts, and navigate the challenges and opportunities of political engagement rooted in faith.


Here’s the list of books Dr. Marc Rivera recommended in this episode:

  • City of God, City of Satan by Robert C. Linthicum
  • Liberty to the Captives: Our Call to Minister in a Captive World by Raymond Rivera 
  • Ecosystems of Jubilee: Economic Ethics for the Neighborhood by Dr. Adam Gustine, Rev. José Humphreys III
  • How Now Shall We Live by Charles Colson, Wayne Shepherd
  • Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity by Nancy Pearcey, Kate Reading
  • God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It by Jim Wallis, Sam Freed
  • Seek the Peace of the City: Reflection on Urban Ministry by Eldin Villafane and Harvey Cox



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