I pastor a church in the heart of Washington, DC. We meet in a historic building that is about four blocks from the US Capitol, in the neighborhood called Capitol Hill. A lot of attention is focused on our fair city right now. What’s funny is that national attention is always focused on the people who were voted in by others and sent here to work, not on the people who call DC their home.
Our church is politically diverse. While we have our fair share of politicos, we also have folks who work in media, communications, education, defense, non-profits, coffeeshops, and any other job that you’d find in any other city. Still, DC is a company town. We can’t escape politics, nor do most of our people want to. Political engagement is important, especially for those who are in positions to work out gospel-informed values for the good of all people through their work on both the right and the left.
While we can’t escape politics, we also aren’t the only Christians who should be thoughtful about how we engage in politics. Our witness to the glory and goodness of God will be on display in the public square whether we want to tie the two together or not. Here are some thoughts on Christians and politics:
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