Politics as legalism

Scot McKnight, who I quoted in last week’s confessional post, is now talking about something else I continue to struggle through – my desire to make sense of what I hope is an increasingly holistic understanding of my identity in Jesus in a political system where I am conflicted about how to behave and who to support.

His commentary apparently addresses the dangers of pursuing social justice to the end of legalism, but I believe he’s really talking to all of us who vote and politic with religious and moral motive. No clear answers here, but I believe he has added something meaningful to the conversation.