Christians and Politics: Uneasy Partners by Philip Yancey

TBR – November 2019 ‘Christians and Politics: Uneasy Partners’ by Philip Yancey

It’s November, and in the UK we are having a general election on 12th December 2019.  I feel like all we have been doing is voting for the last few years! Plus the idea off a December election is off putting. There are lots of things to do in December and furthermore it cold!

Deciding who to vote is not clear cut and as a Christian what role does my faith play? Or should it play a role?

Living the UK, the Church is part of state. There is an ‘official church’– The Church of England and there are seats in the House of Lords for the clergy.  This particular denomination  has been described as ‘The Conservative Party at prayer’. This is said to be taken from a speech by Agnes Maude Royden,  a writer and suffragist (23 November 1876 – 30 July 1956).

In other countries, the church is separate from the state. Nonetheless, in some instances there doesn’t seem to be a clear divide.  When I think about the United States where statements like ‘God bless America’ are often said during elections and there are prayers for the President in the White House. Contrast that to the UK, where religion is rarely mentioned. Back in 2003 when the Tony Blair mentioned faith, his key adviser Alastair Campbell is reputed to have said ‘We don’t do God.’

Philip Yancy’s book looks at the intersection of faith and politics and offers new ways of navigating the two paths.

In other countries, the church is separate from the state. Nonetheless, in some instances there doesn’t seem to be a clear divide.  When I think about the United States where statements like ‘God bless America’ are often said during elections and there are prayers for the President in the White House. Contrast that to the UK, where religion is rarely mentioned. Back in 2003 when the Tony Blair mentioned faith, his key adviser Alastair Campbell is reputed to have said ‘We don’t do God.’

Philip Yancy’s book looks at the intersection of faith and politics and offers new ways of navigating the two paths.

Christians and Politics: Uneasy Partners Kindle Edition by Philip Yancey

2 Replies to “TBR – November 2019 ‘Christians and Politics: Uneasy Partners’ by Philip Yancey”

  1. I am looking for a hard copy of the book ‘Christians and Politics Uneasy Partners by Philip Yancey. It seems it is not available anywhere. I see it was a book posted here Nov.21/19 by host. Is there any help here of where a book could be found? Thanks. Sharon

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