The Internet Monk and Article VI Blog are discussing, and the latter is reflecting on my interview with Biola University theologian J.P. Moreland from Monday.
As I noted on Monday’s broadcast, I am going to be devoting a series of interviews to the repair of the Evangelical project in politics, and am finishing up a book on the subject. The worries and cautions expressed by iMonk and John S. are necessary reminders that effective renewal of Evangelical participation in politics isn’t guaranteed, but neither is the ruin of the effort. That the effort cannot be abandoned is certain, for reasons discussed here by Princeton Professor Robert George, and briefly touched on in my Los Angeles Times’ exchange with Susan Estrich yesterday.
Evangelicals don’t have a biblical option for avoiding the world in which they live, the suffering which they can alleviate and the lives they can save and help repair through politics.