The Common Good

Christians On Right And Left Agree; Church Must Push Back Against Trend Of Government Cynicism

Date: January 3, 2014

Despite a 16-day government shutdown, a bumpy roll-out of Obamacare and stagnancy on immigration reform, Christians must fight the urge to be cynical towards the American federal government, say Evangelical leaders from both the left and right.

Jim Wallis, who is President of the progressive Evangelical political advocacy group Sojourners delineated between "healthy skepticism" and cynicism.

"I think that skepticism is a good and healthy thing and even theologically wise. Our theology would make us skeptical of principalities and powers," Wallis told The Christian Post.