The Political Ambiguity of the Abortion Issue
As an illustration of the ambiguity of the abortion question when approaching it from a political point of view, here’s an article portraying Obama as a hero of the pro-life movement. Our purpose for posting this isn’t to suggest that all of us should vote for Obama in light of this. It’s simply to show that there are a number of perspectives for those of us with a heart to see abortion become less and less frequent and to create viable options to abortion to those who might otherwise seek it. Some will vote for Obama towards this end and others will vote for Romney. Others of us will not vote at all. Please don’t let this issue divide us any longer.
And remember, our hope is not in any particular politician. Rather, our hope is in the Kingdom of God breaking out into the world through our self-sacrificial reflection of the love of God to the world.
Question: William Wilberforce was a Christian whose passionate involvement in politics almost single-handedly brought an end to the slave trade in 19th century England. Don’t his achievements show the importance of Christians being involved in politics, thus refuting your contention that Christian’s should keep their faith and values separate from politics? Answer: First, while I…
Greg talks about demonstrating counter-examples in a world overflowing with assumptions and prejudices. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0350.mp3
Anthony Easton via Compfight Wishing all of you a year filled with an increasing awareness of God’s presence and a willingness to go where he leads you. May you be challenged every day to love outrageously as we are loved by God. May we be one as Jesus and the Father are one. Peace and…
Greg discusses some fantastic strategies for dealing with family members who pressure others with their politics. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0052.mp3
Here is an interview I did for The Christian Transhumanist Podcast that I wanted to share with all of you. Micah Redding and I discuss everything from Relativity Theory to Politics. I think you’ll find it interesting, but I want to offer a word of clarification before you listen. At one point in this interview…
“I hope to challenge the assumption that finding the right political path has anything to do with advancing the kingdom of God.” [Quotes]
I do not argue that those political positions are either wrong or right. Nor do I argue that Christians shouldn’t be involved in politics. While people whose faith has been politicized may well interpret me along such lines, I assure you that this is not what I’m saying. The issue is far more fundamental than how we should vote or participate in government. Rather, I hope to challenge the assumption that finding the right political path has anything to do with advancing the kingdom of God.