Saturday, 17 July 2010

Homo Christianus est homo politicus

Being a Christian means being political - not in the sense of party politics, but in the broader sense of politics as that which affects the life of the polis, the city, that is, human life. Since the 1980s, much of public discourse on Christian faith and politics has been dominated by a right-wing political agenda. This blog is a small voice to fight this by redirecting our perception of what happens in this world by means of evaluating it in terms of Jesus Christ, the liberator of the poor and oppressed (Luke 4). Put differently, it is an attempt to read, as Karl Barth said, the newspaper (as a metaphor for what happens in the world) and the scriptures (as a witness to Jesus Christ) together. A luta continua.