A Call to Impact Political Parties
I think I would have to agree with Brian Mclaren when he says that it’s time to get beyond the idea that Christians should be in one political party and not the other. He suggest that we need followers of the Lord Jesus in each party calling both democrats and republicans to a higher standard. We’re all aware of the problem of republicans thinking the only two moral issues of the day are gay marriage and abortion. Jesus seem to think that being peacemakers and caring for the poor and disenfranchised were pretty important moral issues also. And if you don’t think the democrats need to have a greater concern for faith in America, sexual integrity and respect for life in all its forms well then you’ve had your head in the sand for the past few decades. Here is a novel idea – democrats and republicans who admit the weaknesses of their party. Now this is really twilight zone thinking but how about people who acknowledge the strengths of the other party! It’s time to recognize the fact that Jesus is neither republican or democrat – liberal or conservative. Jesus in fact, transcends all these wordly systems and labels. He also calls us to see our identity in him as something much deeper and more significant than political parties.