At the Center for Public Justice, Dennis Hoover posts a thoughtful and challenging reflection on the "politics" of Advent. He concludes:
His kingdom is not of this world. Yet it is never strictly apolitical, for Christ’s lordship extends to all spheres of life. What Herod understood and feared when he ordered all the baby boys in and around Bethlehem murdered was the inherent political relevance and power of faith. This Advent, let us remember to pray for and stand in solidarity with the persecuted, and reflect on whether we are prepared to submit to Christ’s kingdom even when it is dangerous to do so.
Read the whole thing.
HT to my friend Scott Pryor.