For the past week, Gene Edward Veith has been discussing and dissecting conservative politics on his Cranach blog. He notes, "I learned that for Christians, the point is not to be either liberal or conservative but Biblical."
Today he turns to conservative Christianity and asks some important questions on conservatism and the church: ...
Could we say that conservative Christianity today is hindered by some of the same misconceptions that hamper conservative politics? Is there a risk of Christians also focusing too much on "democracy" (the will of the people) as opposed to "constitutionalism" (adherence to the Bible)? Do churches also focus too much on the "free market economy" (growth, affluence, money, material success) as opposed to deeper values (beauty, truth, goodness)? Is our theology shaped more by human measures (whether intellectual or emotional, traditional or innovative) than by the Word of God?