How should Christians conduct themselves in the public square? This article focuses upon the Old Testament prophet Amos, and his life, mission, and message and its relevance for Christians in the public square. The author first introduces the concept of the public square and then make use of relevant biographical, geographical and historical facts that are helpful to understand Amos’ prophetic voice in the public square.
This article wants to indicate the political dimensions of the book of Lamentations. The Babylonian politics of violence are vividly depicted in the poetry of Lamentations. In the second part of the article, the author argues that Lamentations contributes to modern theo-political reflections. Readers are encouraged to bring political calamity into God’s presence through prayer.
The church ought to be engaged and involved in politics. This article considers how the New Testament points to callings informed by the gospel, in the area of "politics."
Can Christians use the Bible for public policy and politics? This article shows that both natural law and the Bible have a place in public policy and politics. This author shows how to argue from both the Bible and natural law, and appeals to Christians to have the courage to use the Bible when discussing public affairs.
How should Christians vote? This article argues that Christians as citizens have the obligation to vote. It gives four common misconceptions, and discusses the need for assessing the stances of parties.
In this article, the author gives a critical evaluation of what he calls Ellulism—the theology and politics of Jacques Ellul. The focus of this article is to bring into view what the author views as flaws through an exposure of its exegetical shortcomings, and to reveal its political and philosophical inadequacies by tracing its ideological roots back to their source.