But to begin, some reading. Some articles reference each other, so I'd recommend reading them chronologically.
- On the God's Politics blog, Shane Claiborne discusses his Jesus For President tour, mentioning conversations he's had with people around the country that seem to contradict McLaren's stance below.
- On the same blog, Brian McLaren discusses Christians' duty to vote as good citizens.
- A few days later, McLaren responds to Claiborne's previous post.
- Stanley Hauerwas speaks to a church about Christians and politics.
- David Fitch, a missional church blogger, responds to Hauerwas's comments.
- Anthony Smith (aka Postmodern Negro), an Emergent blogger, responds to Fitch's post. (I commented at the bottom of this article, and Smith responded to my questions in the comments section.)
- Brian McLaren, reading and reflecting on everything above, links to them all and gives his further thoughts on the subject.
As you can see from this strand of commentary cutting straight across the thoroughfare of the Christian blogosphere, there is widespread disagreement on the issue of voting and politics for Christians. Consider these links a primer on the debate; feel free to suggest any resources, links, authors, etc., that would add to the debate. I'll update this post with any helpful suggestions.
More on this to come.