September 12, 2008

Voting for President

Scot McKnight has a great piece over at JesusCreed about voting for president, and it may be one of the best things I've read on the subject this year. I think he is right on to point out that Christians (implicitly or explicitly) seem to have a political eschatology that looks to a president or party for salvation, revival, justice, etc. To my mind, Scot is right on that the election is important, extremely so, and fascinating, undoubtedly so. But our calling as Christians, while certainly not unrelated, has so many more immediate and deeper callings. I wonder if we could spend half the time preparing to share Christ and actually doing it as we spend analyzing and proselytizing for our candidate, what would happen. We can make disciples for Obama or McCain without missing a beat. What about Christ?

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