Almost every pastor feels the pressure to get people in the doors. More people means Christians are constantly accused of being too political or not political enough.
Often, the accusations are fair. Christians tend to get stuck in one of two political ditches: we either privatize
our faith or make it partisan
. We think religion and politics should be separate and never intermingle, or we align so tightly with a political party that we conflate the gospel with a human agenda.
In Political Gospel
, Patrick Schreiner argues Christianity not only has political implications but is itself a politic. The gospel at its very core is political--Jesus declared Himself to be King. But He does not allow you to put Him in your political box.
In a supercharged political climate, Political Gospel
explores what it means for Christians to have a biblical public witness by looking to Scripture, the early church, and today. Should we submit to governing authorities or subvert them? Are we to view them as agents of the dark forces or entities that promote order? In these pages, we'll see that Christians live in a paradox, and we'll see how to follow Christ our King right into the political craziness of our day.