Friday, March 04, 2011

Examiner article: Trying to achieve Kingdom goals by the world’s means

I penned a little article today for the Examiner, looking at the tension for Christians who are looking to see a more moral society. The essay focuses on my Governor, Mitch Daniels who has called for a “truce” on social issues while conservatives focus on fiscal issues and culture warrior Richard Land, who calls Governor Daniels out in the Wall Street Journal this morning. If that interests you, check out: Trying to achieve Kingdom goals by the world’s means

1 comment:

Tim A said...

How is seeking to establish true justice in government authority that God Himself has established, not a kingdom goal. Everything that a believer does is to be in the world but not of it. On this basis what he does in the world is of eternal significance, and thus is also not of this world but of God's kingdom itself. There is no need for trying to wedge a dichotomy in certain behaviors or actions of believers so as to say something does not matter for eternity. Giving a cup of cold water in Jesus name may be a more powerful gospel than verbalizing the 4 laws or any other formulation of word's that describe the good news. It's not either-or. It's both- and.

Poor Mitch may have a world view that says the country can only deal with one issue at a time and the economic issue is more pressing than the killing of millions of innocents. Sad rationalizing to be sure.