Just as Christ confronted the powers of his day, his followers are called to political witness.
Mark Lockard serves as an editor on the website Ministry Matters, an arm of The United Methodist Publishing House. Ministry Matters offers a wealth of practical and inspirational features for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders.
Lockard helps select content for this online resource and in this article he speaks to the question that appears in comments: “Why are you talking politics? As a ministry site, you shouldn’t be doing that!”
He explains, “Politics, as we all know, can be frustratingly complicated, but what it is at its center boils down to two things: wielding power to exert will, and using that power to shape the path of communal life. If there are two things Christians can’t get away from, it’s the subjects of power and community.”