Secularists have it right, sort of, when they accuse Christians of tending towards a theocratic form of government. What these critics conjure up is a dystopian vision of a Christian form of sharia, compounded of the Catholic Inquisition, fundamentalist moral values and a reintroduction of Puritan stocks into the public square. One response to this trope is to point out the historic role of Protestant Christianity in the rise of democratic government.
" I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Phil 3:14)
“If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Jn 8:31-32
The modern educated citizen is faced with a baffling number of choices when considering moral values and political causes. What ideology is right, what organizations should one join, what are the greatest needs of our time? The combined effect of education and technology on the individual is to multiply options and decrease cohesion. How does the individual fit himself or herself into the larger picture so as to give meaning and significance to one's existence? How does one make a positive difference in the world?