The subject of the¬†interface between Christianity (or religion more generally) and politics is a highly contentious one today.
Often we hear that 'Christians should stay out of politics'.
However, we believe that Christians have a right to be involved in all areas of life - and that includes 'politics'.
After all, 'politics' operates at all levels - from the home to the School Council to the local Council, right up¬†to state and federal governments. In every sphere we are concerned about the productive operation of society.
When people ask 'Should Christians be involved in politics?' the answer seems obvious.
Being a Christian is a 'whole-of life' thing; not just something you do on Sunday or in private.
This section of the website asks - and addresses - questions such as:
What sort of involvement?
If Christians should be involved in 'politics', what should our role be?
Is it enough to just 'be a Christian' in politics?
How should Christians act in the political arena?
Some of these questions are explored further under the 'Topics' listed on the left...
Particular Christians in Politics
Many Christians have contributed to our culture and society. Many have been involved in the 'political process' or been politicians.
On the left are¬†links to pages¬†looking at the contribution that particular Christians have made to our society through politics. In particular we look at politicians who make a point of stating¬†their Christianity.
Applying a Biblical Worldview
You may have heard the line 'Religion and politics don't mix' or 'Keep religion out of politics'.
However, everyone has a worldview, a belief system that is in effect their 'religion'.
People take these worldviews with them into the parliament and political sphere. In that way, a Christian is no different.
Even if a person is a Christian, we should consider this point: 'Are there different kinds of Christians with totally different views on issues and the world?'
A final question:
If Christians stay out of politics, who is going to run the country?