Christianity & Politics (Revisted)

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How Should Christians Interact with Secular Politics?

Tomorrow night I will be leading a discussion/study on the whole issue of Christianity and politics - namely, what role should Christians play in politics/government and can the Bible shape our political views? There is much debate and controversy regarding this whole thing. We have Christian Right-Wingers and Christian Left-Wingers. How do we make sense of it all? Well, there is a fundamental truth that helps us begin to short through it all. As Christians we must remember that we are members of two kingdoms - The Kingdom of God (which is redemptive and eternal) and the Kingdom of Man (which maintains order and is temporary).

I could write a little blurb on what I think that Christian interaction with politics should be on the basis of this two kingdom perspective but Michael Horton & The White Horse Inn has once again tackled the topic exceptionally well. Check it out:

2008 is an election year and many churches will be distracted from their focus on the city of God, to the governments of men. What is the business of the church? Should it play a political role? On this edition of the White Horse Inn the hosts discuss the proper biblical relationship between church and state.

Some good articles concerning Christianity & Politics:

Beyond Culture Wars, by Michael Horton
Christians & Political Action, an Interview with Michael Cromartie
Religion & Politics, A Roundtable Discussion with William Bennett, Michael Horton, Os Guinness, Cal Thomas, & Jim Wallis

Also, be sure to check these helpful books:

Also, here some of my other posts on Politics.

About The White Hosre Inn:
By the way...The White Horse Inn is a nationally syndicated radio talk show hosted by Michael Horton, Rod Rosenbladt, Kim Riddlebarger and Ken Jones. On the air since 1990, the show features a regular roundtable discussion of Christian theology and apologetics. I love this program and highly reccommend, not only this current program on politics, but all their programs! WHI gets you to think and challenges you to "know what you beleive and why you beleive it!" So, it's good stuff!