>I have unsuccessfully tried to get some of my fellow contributors to offer up our first politically-oriented post here on CRMafia. So, I’ll have to do it myself. But I’m going to cheat. Rather than being a real man and writing something fresh and original myself, I’m going to use someone else’s article to generate discussion in the comments section. So read the short article and join the discussion.
Gorging On Politics
By Chuck Colson 7/18/2007
Does Every Problem Have a Political Solution?
If you’re not already weary of the 2008 presidential election campaign—some 18 months before we vote—you must be living in a cave without cable or Internet
The 2008 campaign began the day after the 2006 election, making this the first non-stop presidential campaign in history. The media, desperate to sustain interest in it, is reduced to pursuing such earth-shattering stories as: Which candidate owns the most pets? The answer: John McCain with three turtles, three parakeets, two dogs, and a ferret.
Even Christians, this early, seem frantic over who’s going to be nominated. Have we finally succumbed to what Jacques Ellul, the eccentric French reformed thinker, prophesied in the ’60s?… [see link above for more]
A version of this article also appears in the current (August 2007) issue of Christianity Today under the title Promises, Promises. How to really build a ‘great society.’ This is where I first found the article but CT does not yet have it available on their website. [edit – here it is]
Related: A Historian’s Comment on the Use of Abraham Kuyper’s Idea of Sphere Sovereignty by George Harinck, Free University of Amsterdam. Journal of Markets & Morality, Volume 5, Number 1 • Spring 2002. [Excellent article, very informative. I recommend it highly.]