Category Archives: Political Action

There’s a Better (More Difficult) Choice in 2016

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ChBF2_xWUAA7zv9[1]As the Body of Christ, Christians are commissioned to carry-on the mission Jesus inaugurated in Palestine 2,000 years ago, so it only follows that as we chart our course from season to season we should model our work on His example. Jesus lived out his earthly life at a time in Israel’s history that was as contentious and even more perilous to his nation’s fortunes than our own. Rome had been dominating Israel for almost a century when Jesus began his ministry, and the Jewish people were chafing under burdensome taxation, repressive enforcement of Roman law, corrupt and anti-Semitic Roman rulers, and ruthless military occupation. Read more

On Politics and Finitude

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89750_Entitlement-Reform-by-John-Darkow-Columbia-Daily-Tribune-Missouri-515x398[1]Once upon a time political engagement seemed wise and noble to me, and the inverse struck me as irresponsible at best, but as the passing years and consistent reading of the past have conferred on me something called perspective, my interest in politics has waned. A faint glimmer remained until the 2016 Presidential circus, I mean campaign, snuffed it out. This current cast of characters seems to embody all the folly of modern western civilization, and unlike past elections this one has made all the more clear the futility of democratic government perpetuated by universal suffrage. Read more