How should Christians live as society grows increasingly hostile to faith? Plough’s Peter Mommsen and New York Times-bestselling author Rod Dreher talk about Donald Trump, religious liberty, American empire, persecution, and Christian community.
We face a year of political turmoil when fear is understandable, even justified. But it is not Christian. We who believe in Jesus must not fear, because we have heard the glad tidings of the arrival of a new political regime: the kingdom of God. We are patriots for a different homeland, living here as alien citizens – as Paul writes, “our citizenship is in heaven.” How should we as alien citizens live and how should we relate to our wider society? This issue of Plough seeks to flesh out a communal vision for the church today.