Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker / Posts tagged "America"

Kevin DeYoung on Christian Political Engagement

Today is the Iowa caucus and the first of many primaries for Republicans before a long drawn-out Presidential and Congressional contest. Christians of course have to wrestle with politics in America. Good people find themselves on both sides of important issues. This is why I especially appreciated the wisdom of Kevin DeYoung, who writes on this blog: This can be tricky. On the one hand, I’m concerned that some of us think there is a Christian position on every issue—as if the Bible determines the one and only God-honoring decision regarding rates of taxation or how to respond if Iran closes the Straits of Hormuz. But on the other hand, I fear other Christians are so loathe to seem partisan, or they consider politics so unclean, that they don’t dare bring Christian principles to bear on their political thinking. This too is a mistake. You don’t have to be a transformationalist or...

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Do We Need an Evangelical President?

It's the beginning of Republican primary season and most of us, though we try, can't help but be interested in the dynamics of the unfolding drama. It's the time when political conservatives come out in full force and when GOP candidates hit the hustings, pitching themselves as the solution to America's problems. One of the perennial questions, especially in the primary race, is the faith of the candidates. Many of them are quick to establisher their "evangelical bona fides." And it's the time when the media tries to figure out exactly what an evangelical is. What's even more interesting is our reaction to the media's attempt to define us. I think it says a lot about the depth of our faith. We're a typically reactive bunch. We don't like when the New York Times mischaracterizes us. We feel we have to stand up and push back. Hey, we're cool. We're not...

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