I have been fascinated by government and politics since I was a very little girl. My parents often tell people that I had the ambition of being prime minister before most kids even knew that such a position existed! So I didn’t need a philosophy of politics or government to convince me that they were good things.
In the past two years since I came to CPJ, I’ve done a fair amount of reading that has demonstrated this is not a universal view among Christians. Most recently, I read Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw, which I reviewed on this blog. In that blog post, I promised to do a follow-up post on the public justice view of government. I may have stretched the definition of “soon” just a little bit, but I am finally making good on my promise. Read more about Government: What is it good for?