Upstream of Culture by James M. Kushiner

Editorial

Upstream of Culture

Christian Politics Is Not of This World by James M. Kushiner

It is often said, "Politics is downstream from culture." This is sometimes true, but not when revolution is in the air. When a society's political leaders are engaged in what they perceive as cultural transformation, then intense political action—activism, propaganda, legislation, suppression of resistance—is turned against the old traditional culture. For many, obsession with politics has become culture.

In this climate of political obsession, secularization, and moral decline, Christians are urged by some to stay in the political fight to "make a difference" or "stem the tide," and by others to withdraw from or ease up on p . . .