Yes, I asked it… What is your approach to church and politics?
A serious reading of Scripture—all of it really, but in reference to Jesus’ life and ministry, the New Testament and Gospels in particular are instructive for us—shows that Christian faith has political implications. “Jesus is Lord” is a political statement, after all, since it was a rejection of the claim that “Caesar is Lord.”
And yet there is much difference of opinion concerning how we Christians should live out the political nature of our faith in the public sphere—I speak of America in particular, since this is where I live.
I’ve got more thoughts on this topic that I’m trying to bring together, but for now, I’d like to share this quiz from Leadership Journal that I came across recently that helps get at the major stances toward the church and politics, regardless of one’s beliefs about particular issues. It maps one on a grid according to two axes: politically engaged or politically disengaged, and the church as prophet or the church as chaplain.
Enjoy, and leave your results in the comments…if you dare! (I will)