I appreciated this short but thoughtful post on Peter Enns' blog...
A QUICK THOUGHT ABOUT
TRUE CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITY
IN VOTING FOR A PRESIDENT
Posted by PeteEnns on October 17, 2016
I’ll make this short.
In a public lecture given in 2011, N. T. Wright (“Kingdom and Cross”—which
I make my Bible intro students watch every year) talks about the
American Evangelical tendency to get tied up with power and place false
hope in the political system.
The true Christian responsibility, Wright reminds us, is not to align
with power, but to critique it prophetically in all its forms, to
remind the powerful that no matter how powerful they are, they answer to
That doesn’t mean, of course, that Christians are not to be involved
in the political process. It only means that they acknowledge that no
political process or candidate is ever the source of hope because no
candidate is ever free of corruption. A prophetic critique is the
Christian responsibility and always needed...