I don’t consider my self a very political person but in the light of upcoming elections both in the US and in Canada where I live, I remembered a book sitting on my self I read a while back.
What I love about the book is that it doesn’t promote any particular party but speaks about what both parties (although this is a US book, Canadians have their own versions of Republicans and Democrats with a few bonus parties thrown in there) need to consider. Of particular interest to me is the fact that traditionally, Christians have focused their energies around a few key issues and forgotten that Jesus spoke very little about what are being aspoused as “family values”. Not that these hot button issues aren’t important but the book paints a broader picture around God’s Politics.
In Canada, you have about 3 weeks and in the US, you have about 7 to read the book. Go ahead, I’d love to hear your take.
This sounds like a good read, Dean. I’ve added it to my Amazon wish list.
A few months ago someone asked me over on my main blog to address/write about who Jesus would vote for in our current US Presidential election. I am very uncomfortable with the idea of anyone proclaiming that they know exactly how Jesus would vote, or how God wants believers to vote. I certainly think that our beliefs should guide our actions, including how we vote, but I think many people have gone done the wrong path (both historically and more recently) when they have declared that “so and so” is the “Christian candidate” or “issue A” is the one on which you should base your entire voting decision. Our men’s group read the book Velvet Elvis by Rob Bell over the summer and he makes this point as well. I’d like to learn what Jim Wallis has to say about these issues and ideas.