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In a previous post, I proposed that a portion of the schism between evangelicals and non-evangelicals may be found along the fault-line of local church / hierarchy: Does the hierarchy / denomination serve local churches or do local churches serve the hierarchy / denomination? I lamented the weakness of ecclesiology in our current theological climate.

Has anyone else noted the parallels between what’s happening with our ecclesiological issues and current questions about the role of the federal government: Does the federal government serve the people or do the people serve the federal government?

Is it possible that ecclesiological considerations might help us to navigate the issues related to the proper role of government? Or is that just more “evangelical idolatry of politics”?

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