For as much time as I spend thinking about it, politics can be pretty gross. There's too much doublespeak, positioning for advantage, too much room for cynicism and outright meanness. Lately, I've been going back to read some of Brian McLaren's writing on politics, justice, and the kingdom of God over at the God's Politics blog. One recent post was especially poignant as a friend and I discuss what it means to vote. Specifically, is voting an act of participation in empire? (McLaren is voting, but with his eyes wide open.)
I spent a couple hours today working on a long post that I'll put up tomorrow about Sarah Palin and the presidential election. I watched this four-minute video by McLaren a couple times tonight to remind myself about what's most important.