Summary – Can a Christian Serve in Government?
In this episode, Doug Stuart is joined by Dick Clark, co-author of Faith Seeking Freedom, to discuss questions related to a Christian’s employment or service to the state. Clark is an attorney who is employed by the Nebraska Legislature. He describes himself as an anarcho-capitalist, or radical libertarian, and so not a “beltway libertarian.” Clark takes you through his thought process for what sorts of positions, jobs, offices, that someone can do in a particularly Christian way – that is, aligned with our calling as Christians. He also explains why some jobs should be considered off limits for the Christian.
Main Points of Discussion
|01:46||What does Dick Clark do in government?|
|05:25||What kind of libertarian are you?|
|07:55||What is the difference between governance and government (the state)?|
|12:15||Is local government closer to obtaining the consent of the governed?|
|15:26||What system do we have and is it good? bad?|
|19:23||How does our calling as Christians ground how we participate in government?|
|22:24||Is it Christian to repeal welfare programs?|
|28:20||Would you work for a rival politician?|
|31:28||Can Christians participate in law enforcement?|
- The Third Temptation by Austin Rogers