Interview with Wayne Grudem on politics and the Christian, by Adrian Warnock:
How should Christians vote in 2010? by Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, on bethinking.org. "To prepare for their upcoming electoral choice, Christian communities should seriously engage in discerning the defining issues of this election. ... For the sake of 'the welfare of the city'."
Also, from the Christian Institute - voting and the Bible in 210 seconds:
Mentioned in the above video, the Christian Institute has produced an election briefing in which it analyses party manifestos on a few specific issues most Christians will care about, though it leaves the vast majority of items: immigration and asylum, social care, economy, national business ethics, etc., etc., up to the individual to research. Some things are clearer than others.
To think through more of the theory behind the different parties (ha, traditionally, anyway):
Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State, by Philip Vander Elst, on bethinking.org,
State Expectations, by Paul Bickley, on bethinking.org
And for a few interesting personal takes:
- Dan Blanche on the first TV leaders' debate (to flag it up - I found Paxman interviewing Cameron much more helpful than the "debate", as annoyingly rude as Paxman is, and will watch his other interviews in coming weeks);
- Adrian Warnock starts a series on why he's voting Conservative this time - starting with social justice;
- Peter Grier (meinem Bruder) dilemma-ising and discussing on a Christian perspective of democracy and politics (on facebook - I've no idea if you need to be logged in to view).