Friday, September 05, 2008

Christians in the Public Square: Involvement Without Intoxication

John Hutchinson pastors McLean Presbyterian Church in the DC metro area. I found his recent Tabletalk article, "A Different Kind of Power," to be a helpful perspective on how Christians, particularly pastors, should engage in political issues. Praise God for a wise, godly Senator who advised Hutchinson on a particular matter:
John, I’m not going to tell you what to do, and I share your convictions on a subject that is very important. But as you pray about your decision, remember that you will have no control over how the press will quote you, and you will be labeled as a conservative advocate. You have been called here to be a minister of the Gospel of the kingdom that transcends political conservatism or liberalism. And as a minister you will have the opportunity over the years to give that Gospel to both conservatives and liberals.