“The Politics of the Cross” by Daniel Williams
There is no question that American politics is fraught with unhealthy tension. In Daniel Williams’ The Politics of the Cross, he offers a vision that goes beyond partisanship and instead asks Christians to devote themselves to furthering the moral demands of the Kingdom of God in the public square. Building on his previous work that has explored Christian political activity through history, he advances a political theology grounded in the inherent dignity of each individual and calls Christians to reject partisanship and tribal identity. Rather, as exiles and sojourners, we should look to advance the principles of the gospel even as we have robust debates about particular policies. This is essential reading for anyone looking for a Christian political vision that is neither right or left, Republican or Democrat, but gospel-saturated, Kingdom-oriented, and dignity-centered.