- This election process has motivated me strongly to go independent.
- I am becoming a big fan of Greg Boyd.
One of the unknowing supporters of this is Greg Boyd. Some of you may know him from a book he wrote called The Myth of a Christian Nation; others may know him from video conversation (beware: long load) between him, Chuck Colson, and Shane Claiborne published by publicradio.org about faith and politics. Greg Boyd has given me the confidence to go indie by reminding me that my true allegiance is to the Kingdom of God, not to the kingdom of the United States of America, and whatever party is in control this year or next (or not at all). Yet, at the same time, Greg has the wisdom to stay connected in this country's kingdom in order to be a better citizen of the Kingdom of God.
Balancing that connection is what Greg discusses in his latest blog post after watching Senator Obama's speech. It not only motivates me to be sure I watch that entire speech this weekend online (yeah, I went to bed here on the East Coast), but also to remember even though I'm going indie from the major parties of the US kingdom, I've got to stay true to the grass-roots efforts that Jesus himself led throughout his life, and join hands with everyone else who's willing to lay down their own agenda for the Kingdom.