…there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment… Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. Romans 13:1,2,5 ESV

It is not my habit to comment on the hot issues of the public sphere. There’s enough people who think more or less along the same lines I do salivating for the news of the day so they can rush an ostensibly biblical opinion off to the blogosphere and thus effectively saturate the locus of attention. By the time my mind has pondered an issue enough to try to render a reasoned, readable opinion, the writing, thinking class has launched out to orbit the new sun of the day, and I’m left noodling over yesterday’s macaroni, and nobody wants that!

So, here’s the inevitable “but…” Here’s the exception clause. Because clearly the world waits with bated breath to hear my opinion. Whatever. Continue reading “On Voting, Conscience, and being a Christian: Some Thoughts”