This morning, I came accross this article about putting this election into a Christian perspective. It’s worth the read.
I’m beginning to become encouraged by signs of what I can only call a maturing of how Americans view religion and politics. For the past eight years the only voices I heard were the culture-warriors who wanted to “retake America for God” and who wanted to make America’s public square free from religion. If we learned anything last night, it’s the that culture-warriors are not the only options from which to choose our stance on religion and politics. More and more I am finding theologically orthodox (note, this is not the same thing as “theologically conservative”) Christians who refuse to take part in the culture war, and yet who are actually politically, socially, and prophetically active. We need more of these folks because they are evidence that the Culture War failed to accomplish anything and needs to be dropped. We now have a politically left, and yet overtly Christian, president-elect.