The Politics of Witness
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From Our Books: Why the Church Can’t Speak Truth to Power

From The Politics of Witness by Allan R. Bevere (@arbevere):

All of this means that the church in the modern West is unable to effectively speak truth to power (to turn a phrase popular with some today). The reason is that since Christians have embraced the power politics of the nation state and have chosen up sides as Republicans or Democrats, conservatives or liberals, the church cannot be a prophetic witness because it has been compromised and has a stake in the very power it is supposed to challenge. (pp. 2-3)



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