Engaging Politics as Christians | The GlobalChurch Project
Our political actions, convictions and theologies need to reflect our apprenticeship to Jesus and our commitment to his mission. This raises many questions. How can we allow discipleship and apprenticeship to Jesus to shape our political engagements? How can we adopt Jesus’ narratives and teachings about God and his kingdom, as we seek to participate in the political realities around us? We are apprentices to Jesus. He helps us understand who God is and who we are as God’s children. In turn, God calls those of us who are Christian leaders to help people in our churches become full disciples of Jesus Christ—this includes their political actions, convictions and theologies. And as we join with God in his mission in the world, our politics is reshaped. David Bosch says our mission is to “alert everyone everywhere to the universal reign of God through Jesus Christ.” That’s the role of Christian political actions and theologies too.
This is a great article on engaging politics and developing a political theology. It’s particularly important to consider if you are in the midst of a wild and crazy election season. I’d highly commend this article as a launching point for beginning to engage politics theologically.