May 14, 2008

Why the human race needs an administration of another kind.

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We ought to be engaged in the political process. We ought to vote, be educated, be involved. We should do it in a way that is civil and respectful and redemptive. (I saw a cartoon recently where a guy showed up at the pearly gates to hear St. Peter say: “You were a believer, yes. But you skipped the not-being-a-jerk-about-it part.”) But we should also remember that the church is not called to be one more political interest group.

The human race needs an administration of another kind. There is one possibility. Someone needs to be in a position to say: “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.”

John Ortberg on Religion AND Politics


JenLo said...

I just picked up The Shack (a book that everybody seems to be buzzing about). It's got some pretty neat ideas in it.

Mary Ellen said...

Loved that joke!!

Stephen Ley said...

Good stuff!

jenny said...

Amen and amen!