Can a Christian Be a Yankee's Fan?

Thursday, 03 May 2007

Every four years, I get nervous as election day approaches. Inevitably, well-meaning ministers publicly announce their endorsement of a presidential candidate and call on all "professing Christians" to elect (or re-elect) the nominee. Church leaders on both right and left confidently answer the same question ("What Would Jesus Do?") with different answers ("re-elect Bush!", "vote Kerry!"). Yet both camps are guilty of the same mistake – confusion over the "two cities," collapsing of the "two kingdoms," and a conflating of the eternal (gospel) with the temporal (state). <...

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