What does the story of Baptists under the Third Reich reveal about how we respond to political crisis? I believe the church is meant to be a disruptive church. That means first “disrupting” a theology that prioritizes relevance over resistance.
The common exhortation of “Don’t look away” reminds us that a lack of vigilance can make us oblivious to the ways in which our political environment can change us for the worse. But an ironic danger lurks beneath the surface.
The tool of a lazy mind, the product of shallow thinking and the evidence of unsettled and angry spirits, the stereotypes that are ubiquitous in the religious and political discourse of our age are also evidence of a nation misguided, the immaturity of the body politic.