GOD IS NOT A REPUBLICAN...OR A DEMOCRAT
A few months ago, a friend sent me a copy of an article by Randall Balmer titled "Jesus Is Not A Republican." It is from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Link to it here. Interesting read.
This theme has been lifted up consistently by Jim Wallis and Sojourners. Holding ourselves and our leaders to a Biblical, kingdom standard over against partisan political pandering and overt manipulation of the church of Jesus Christ is a major discussion in Wallis' book God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It.