Religion and Politics

As Christians, should our religious beliefs affect our politics? How? What is each one’s proper place?

I’ve thought about this a lot over the last few years. I grew up in a moderately conservative family, in a rural, conservative, and Christian culture. When I went to college–and even more so later, when I went to grad school in Delaware–I encountered a more liberal, urban, secular culture. Over time my politics have shifted, so that I went from being a moderate conservative to a moderate to somewhere on the liberal side (I couldn’t even tell you anymore where; it’s so confusing). But my my basic Christian beliefs have not changed. So how do religion and politics fit together?

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