July 21st 2020

Politics and the Story of God

A Saturate Webinar

“As Christians we believe that the Bible tells the true story of the world… It is a story that involves [God’s] chosen people in his journey to participate in his redemptive work. Our answers to questions of public justice and of political action must be found in this story.” So wrote author and professor Dr. Michael Goheen in a 2007 paper called “Seeking the Justice of the Kingdom.”
Dr. Goheen will join his friend and colleague Chris Gonzalez for Saturate’s second “Gospel + Politics” webinar to discuss and answer questions on how Christians must view even politics — like everything else in our lives — through the lens of God’s true story.

Dr. Michael Goheen

Mike Goheen began his professional life as a PCA church planter and pastor in the Toronto area. Then, for over two decades, he taught worldview studies, biblical theology, and missiology at Dordt College, Redeemer University College, Trinity Western University, Regent College, and Calvin Theological Seminary. For most of that time, he has held part-time pastoral and preaching positions in local congregations. Presently, he splits his time between Vancouver, BC, Canada, and Phoenix, Arizona, where he directs the theological education program at the Missional Training Center (MTC), an extension site of Covenant Seminary. He also serves as scholar-in-residence for Surge Network of churches in Phoenix.

Mike has authored, co-authored, or edited twelve books, including The Church and Its Vocation: Lesslie Newbigin’s Missional Ecclesiology (Baker, 2018), Introducing Christian Mission Today: Scripture, History, and Issues (IVP, 2014), and A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story (Baker, 2011).

Mike has been married to Marnie since 1979. They have four married children and eleven grandchildren.

Chris Gonzalez

Chris Gonzalez is professor of cultural studies and congregational theology (MTC). He is Lead Pastor of Missio Dei Communities in Tempe, AZ. Chris is married to Leslie and they have three children.