Church and Politics

I’ve been pondering the extent to which churches should be involved in politics. In particular, with 2008 around the corner, I’m wondering if churches should endorse specific candidates. Now, before we say, "no," too quickly, let’s imagine that one candidate was by far the more immoral, and opposed all the things of God. What about then? There’s no one like that in the 2008 election, but there may be down the road.

I’m also wondering if ministers’ political views should be consider a part of their theology or not? If so, should they be considered in the hiring process?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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