Saturday, March 19, 2005
But I Don't Want to Be a Liberal
I have been reading books lately well outside of my own political sphere: Brian McLaren, Don Miller, Jim Wallis. Each is advocating a left-leaning understanding of a Christian's engagement in political activity. But I am a ditto-head, Newt Gingrich-loving, Reaganite Republican. There are times when I don't think George W. Bush is conservative enough. I am feeling a great inner tension. Can there be a Christian political philosophy that transcends right and left? Can I be pro-human rights and pro-war? Can I be pro-life and pro-environment? Can I want to address poverty but be skeptical that the government is the right way to do it? These -and many others- are the questions I am now asking. Good thing '08 is three years away.
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