Article 10 | God’s Locus of Activity
We would like a church again that asserts that God, not nations, rules the world, that the boundaries of God’s kingdom transcend those of Caesar, and that the main political task of the church is the formation of people who see clearly the cost of discipleship and are willing to pay the price.
Hauerwas and Willimon, Resident Aliens
Where is God primarily working in history?
Is God a Republican or Democrat?
Although Scripture records God working through pagan rulers, governments, and even political ideologies, they are secondary to God’s locus of activity, which is Israel and the Church. This means that the Church is the primary place by which He is saving the world and where His justice, healing, and peace are flowing and at work.
Recommended Reading: The Divine Conspiracy, by Dallas Willard, Resident Aliens, by Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon, The Politics of Jesus, by John Howard Yoder, The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Agenda For Biblical People, and Call to Conversion, by Jim Wallis.