This is a post that should have been published before the election. However, its still valid now in the view of this blog. Tim Nelson and Nathan Miller from Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas area have some thoughts about faith and politics that come across as healthy and balanced.
“I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.”
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,
1 Peter 3:8 ESV
President Harry Truman from 1949 until 1953. At the Truman Library in Independence Missouri
This is a post that I meant to do before the November 3, 2020 election. The EFCA had some thoughts on faith and politics that it shared on its national blog which you can read about in, “What the EFCA is Saying About the 2020 Election.” This blog has spent more time than usual writing about the issue of Christian nationalism and this writer reflected on his past experience with that topic as well. To read more about that you can go to , “Reflecting on Christian Nationalism in Evangelical Christianity and Being Caught Flat Footed in its 2016 Resurgence.” Christian nationalism crept into the last and what is my final church in evangelicalism.
In late October Tom Nelson and Nathan Miller from Christ Community Church in the Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas area released a video offering their take on Christians and politics. It was quite measured, balanced and in the view of this blog healthy. It didn’t play to people’s fears but discussed that there are emotions. Recently this blog wrote about an EFCA Church in Andover, Minnesota that played upon evangelicals fears and manipulated them with a warped voting guide. You can read about that in, “Randy Discher of Constance Free Church in Andover, Minnesota on Voting While Engaging in Slander and Pushing Warped Facts.” While this blog finds itself writing about the dark side of evangelicalism. It also has to acknowledge that there are some healthy churches as well. The sad part is that they are harder to find. But it seems as if in the Kansas City and Kansas area Christ Community Church comes across as healthier. And while I struggle with what I am spiritually if I lived in the area I would have around from time to time and observe. This blog continues to wish Tom Nelson and Nathan Miller well.