Evangelicals and Politics
A few things to note:
Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner—authors of City of Man: Politics and Religion in a New Era—were on Morning Joe this morning. You can watch the six-minute segment below:
Joe Carter and Matt Anderson talk with Trevin Wax about the mid-term elections, the Tea Party, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, and other non-controversial topics.
I have not yet seen a copy of Carl Trueman’s Republocrat: Confessions of a Liberal Conservative (it’s on its way), but I’ve learned two lessons about Trueman’s writings on contemporary issues: (1) I never agree with everything he says; (2) I always learn something or am provoked to think more deeply about the issue at hand.
Peter Lillback, a conservative’s conservative, writes of the book:
What we really have here is a lonely thinker who longs for the truth of a better city that he cannot find on either side of the Atlantic. He lampoons the cherished political idols that dominate our political landscape. I couldn’t suppress chortles of laughter, alongside shocks of disdain and disagreement, all the while admiring Trueman’s unmasking of the well-camouflaged foolishness on all points of the political spectrum. This historian-turned-pundit, with all the force of a prizefighter’s left jab and right hook, leaves the left, right, and center (or centre) reeling on the ropes. Therefore, I heartily recommend that you read this book, but you do so at your own peril. Its intensity, as well as its pointed, provocative, and persuasive prose, will force you to look at the Vanity Fair of politics from a pilgrim’s perspective. It’s just possible that you, too, will begin to yearn for a better city.
You can watch a lengthy discussion with Trueman about the book at the Reformed Forum, embedded below: