Brian LePort at Near Emmaus identifies critical issues, this one politics and Christ’s cause. I commented as follows:
Alas, most books on this subject can be plotted at one point on the political spectrum or the other. The only people to whom it does not seem that way are people who share the political viewpoint of the author in question. It is, practically speaking, impossible to be political without being partisan.
The alternative – to withdraw from politics – is hardly ever commended these days. Perhaps this is as it should be. Perhaps not.
What we’d really like in any case is keen sense of how Jesus would handle being a 21st-century American adult. Alas, we don’t seem to be anywhere near a consensus on how that would play out.