Tag Archives: Theology of Involvement

We are a church, not a political action committee

A topic I tackle regularly here is how we as Christians work out a ‘theology of involvement.’ As I do so, I often get the response, “Why do you write about               ? Do you … Continue reading

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Prostitutes for Power

At its very core, the pursuit of politics is the pursuit of power. At its very core, the journey of Christian discipleship is the abdication of power. At its very core, the reigning Evangelical theory of involvement is centered on … Continue reading

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Balancing Elections & Love

Jesus told us to go and make disciples, but too many of us may have focused instead on making policy. Many Christians have placed an inordinate amount of effort, resources, and emphasis on the necessity of winning elections for the cause of … Continue reading

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Constitution & Bible, hostility & love

(This is Part 3, see Part 1 here and Part 2 here) It’s simply a matter of meeting hostility with love. This is what Christians do; the Way of the Christian is to meet hostility with love. I believe that … Continue reading

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Country and Kingdom: I am not an American

(Part 2 of a series of developing a Christian theology of involvement. See Part 1 here.) “Becoming a Christian means ceasing to be Japanese.” It’s a sentiment I’ve heard countless times around the world. Swap that final word,  and I’ve … Continue reading

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Untangling the wires–A Christian Theology of Involvement for US Americans

Gigliogate wasn’t that long ago, and yet the memory is already fading. Most of us have already forgotten the apocalyptic furor surrounding Chick fil A last summer.  And while we have much in our past that we’d like to forget, only fools … Continue reading

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