Jack and I have really gotten into this up coming presidential election. We aren't really thrilled about our choices thus far, but it got me thinking about the proverbial "issues" and what is important to me and what should be important to me as a Christian (i.e. what does the Lord say?) I am and have been a single issue voter (pro-life) and I think that this is probably the most urgent and important crisis facing our nation today, but I have recently started thinking about what else is of priority when making voting decisions.
Jack and I recently had a conversation with some friends of ours with very different worldviews and political leanings. I found it hard to express my stand on things because I guess I could be labeled an "evangelical Christian," a term that is widely used but poorly understood by the rest of the world. I hate being labeled, in the first place, as anything other than a disciple of Jesus- "Christian" is fine with me. It encompasses evangelism inherently. Doesn't it?
The pro-life cause and other traditionally "conservative" causes are very important to me, but so is taking care of our environment. Not that I'm some champion of environmental causes, but I would like to do something and I am concerned about taking care of God's creation. I stumbled across a really interesting commentary on this struggle for those of us who step out of the "evangelical" box on this issue.
So I don't know who we'll even have the opportunity to vote for, but I guess it's good that at least we're thinking...