quote of the day
Jesus would not have walked a party line, and he didn’t. In our Western culture, we have a two-party system. So it’s like one position and then a caricature of that position; one extreme and then a caricature of that extreme. It’s two ideas pushed in as opposite directions as you can possibly go and nobody in the middle—that’s what we have politically. And there are moments where Jesus says things that are very conservative and other moments where he is a flaming liberal.
If you’re going to follow him, you have to be willing to go back and forth. You have to be willing to be called liberal one minute and right-wing the very next. Unfortunately, the church has become so predictable in its politics that I think this whole thing has really tied the hands and feet of the church to be able to follow Jesus. Jesus was not predictable in his politics and we shouldn’t be either."