Posts tagged: politics
This is a brilliant insight. Everything from the picture to the article. Give it a look and give it a read.
This is the climate in which we get to be the Church and help the Kingdom break through. How can we do that?
do you let the government do the work of the church?
do you hope for the church do the work of the government?
whose role is it?
Check out what the LA Times has to say about Christianity and Politics and how it is effecting churches…
3.6 billion dollars have been spent on this years campaign…
How can we, as Christians, as the Church, put an end to this?
Why do I not like politics or government? This is why.
This money could be going to things that are so much more important. Things that make a difference.
Honestly, this money is spent and given to broadcasting companies that already have more then enough money.
This money is spent out of the excess of rich men who have a lot or those who feel so strongly about politics they donate it (great thing to do) but what if they were to donate it to: http://www.onedayswages.org/ or even http://www.one.org/us/ instead? Or to http://www.heifer.org/ where they can buy a cow for a village instead?
Am I anti-government? Am I anti-politics?
Not at all. I just wish it was time American politicians stopped being so ethnocentric and saw outside their party lines and causes.
I would vote for any politician who was actually truly for the poor. Who was willing to sacrifice and not smere campaign, but instead use their money wisely - advertise less, but advertise with a purpose. Or maybe, do a one for one advertising campaign like TOMS does with shoes…
These are just my thoughts. But, I long to see us as the Church model this before any politician or government does.
Maybe I dream too much? Maybe I just long for the “not yet” part of the “now and not yet” or “indicative and imperative” to ring true and fully represent itself on earth? Maybe, just maybe, I dream too big of dreams?
California Governor Race Commercial for Jerry Brown
This quote fascinates me. While, I don’t necessarily care who wins one way or the other, because I think both candidates are not any good, I find this quote fascinating. Gary Brown, the Democrats, politicians, etc, are using character in their tag line to win an election.
Shouldn’t character matter?
My friends, shouldn’t character matter?
This was meant in the context of California’s Governor race - but it applies to us in the church as well.
Shouldn’t character matter inside the church?
If we want to reach our world, live missionally, be pastors, be leaders, be Christians, live like Jesus - character matters.
California Democrats and Gary Brown understands that, but do we?
(once again, please note I’m not pro-Brown, anti-Brown, pro-Whitman, or anti-Whitman. this is not an endorsement, just a cultural observation.)