The church's engagement in politics and economics

Thu, 24/11/2011 - 08:14 -- James Oakley

The Adam Smith Institute have published an article (provocatively) called The Church of England is barking up the wrong tree.

It is well worth reading, inviting us to think a little more carefully what a Christian engagement in the realms of politics and economics should look like.

There are a number of things missing. Recognising the biblical limits on the role of the state is all well and good - the impression of the article is that the reduced authority of the state is picked up solely by individual liberties. Freedom to act as we will is a biblical freedom, but there needs to be mention of the lordship of Christ if we are not to end up saying that I am the sole authority.

Nevertheless, some very helpful things in there. Go read!

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