Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Should the Church Engage in Politics?

Should the church engage in politics? In light of our conversations this morning, here’s a statement that I find exceptional:

“The story of Christendom reminds us that the attempt to Christianize the empires of this age is as easily described as the secularization of the church” (Mike Horton, The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way).

For next week, be WARNED. Education, Vocation, and Politics are in view and VanDrunen just may rock your boat at times. Given the stirring nature of the topics, we will take two weeks to cover the chapter. So read chapter 7 (pp.161-205) and come ready. If you are just joining us, know that you are welcome and that we are glad you are with us. Also know that it would be very beneficial if you quickly reviewed the first six chapters of Living in God’s Two Kingdoms. Apart from grasping the superstructure of VanDrunen’s argument, we most likely will not be on the same page for discussion.

*The statue is of Constantine as head of the church and emperor bearing the sword giving us Christendom and resultant confusion.