Panel Hosted by Mark Dever & Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Discusses the Church’s Role in Politics


The Southern Baptist Convention’s current condition and how churches should engage politics were topics of conversation at this year’s 9Marks evening events, June 11-12, in Dallas.

Mark Dever moderated both 9Marks events, hosted with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and president of 9Marks, an organization dedicated to helping foster church health. The events, which started at 9 p.m., were held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting.

Dever interviewed Jonathan Leeman, editorial director for 9Marks, Monday June 11 to discuss Leeman’s new book, “How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith & Politics in a Divided Age.” Leeman’s book seeks to show that the church cannot be religiously neutral in the realm of politics.

“Not only should we not do that, we can’t do that,” Leeman said. “That’s impossible.”

Both Dever and pastors in attendance had the opportunity…

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