With the White House at stake and the so-called 'religious vote' up for grabs, we'll ask America's former ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins, about the line separating church and state.
We learned today - to quote from our guest Paul Marshall - that "politics should be more like gardening than grandstanding. More like raising children, than raising hell." When Jesus was being pressed into political office - the book of John (6:15) tells us Jesus declined the chance. Jesus was showing us there is an invisible Kingdom of the heart and mind - and it is that rule of Jesus - the one on our inner life, that we personalize and take into all dimensions, even politics. Rather than criticize, we are told to pray for politicians. Every one of them I know works hard, gives much, and we are better for it. We have left the Canada in Prayer links on our website that gives a good guide on how to do that -- regardless of which side of the border or party line, you are praying for.
Canada in Prayer
Committed to uniting, encouraging and equipping believers in effective prayer, intercession and fasting for the nation of Canada
Just Politics: A Guide for Christian Engagement
By Ronald J. Sider
"Faith in Pluralistic America's Politics: Those Who Use It, Misuse it and Attack It"
Blog by Phil Fox Rose
"Christian Politics: Speak Truth. Be Truth. That's It!"
Article by Kurt Willems
Served as U.S. Ambassador to Canada from 2005 - Jan 2009
Global Ambassador for World Evangelical Alliance
With the White House at stake and the so-called 'religious vote' up for grabs, we'll ask America's former ambassador to Canada David Wilkins about the line separating church and state.