Augustine points us to political faithfulness in light of the full scope of redemptive history. Our hopes for politics include pursuing real goods, but with the recognition that these goods remain tempered, limited, and proximate inside of time.
Recognizing the appropriate role of government in our lives, alongside other institutions like families, businesses, schools and churches, how can we also support, in a distinctive way, those in our congregations who are called to labor in the political arena? And what might that look like? In this article, Jim Talen, a Kent County Commissioner, reflects on his experience with this in his own congregation.