"I think that politics get a bad reputation most of the time, especially in Christian circles and even more so in the Adventist Church. We like to talk about politics like some sort of evil, worldly waste of time. But the truth is that political dialogue and discourse are some of the most powerful mechanisms today to affect change. That’s because policies and current events effect people’s lives significantly, and as Christians we are called to care for others in a holistic way.
Staying in touch with what is going in the world, and here in my own country, keeps me aware of the struggles of others who aren’t like me, as well as those who are. By engaging in political dialogue with those around me and in my church, and community, I’m able to be a part of solutions to those problems and struggles. I will admit that as someone who cares deeply for human rights this can be an overwhelming time to try and stay educated about current events. But when I get overwhelmed by all the evil in the world, I am motivated that much more to further the work of the Gospel."
📸: Aron Crews