Should Christians Be In Politics?

People from all over the country come to Capitol Hill to work, and many of them come from faith backgrounds that span the spectrum from evangelical Christian all the way over to the party animals in the First Church of the What’s Happenin’ Now, Baby.

A recurring question is what is the proper role of Christians — and of their faith in shaping their decisions and actions — in politics. The controversy currently surrounding the possibility President Donald Trump will nominate Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court brings the issue to a sharp point.

Barrett is a dedicated Catholic who is active in a charismatic group. Does that disqualify her from being on the Supreme Court? Does being active in public life require a believer to leave his or her faith at home?

Apologist Frank Turek deals with the question frequently and offers some arresting thoughts on how to answer it faithfully:

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