Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Religion and Politics

Three things to keep in mind as we prepare for what appears to be another political log jam between now and Thanksgiving:

  1. God's agenda is not tied to any political party or nation. God's people pre-date democracy and will outlive it as well.
  2. It is not safe to have any conversation -- especially a political conversation -- without reminding yourself that the ground is level in the shadow of the cross. We're all morally bankrupt people at some level, and none of us has achieved omniscience.
  3. Christians involving themselves in politics must take into consideration the whole counsel of God -- not just one or two pet issues. Abortion is evil. So is poverty.