What is God and Politics in the UK?
God and Politics in the UK is on a mission to get Christians talking about and engaging proactively with current issues relating to faith and society in order to be an effective witness beyond the church walls.
Jesus constantly engaged with the society around him during his ministry. Sometimes he’d be teaching, sometimes demonstrating compassion and healing and sometimes he’d be meeting with those in political and religious leadership. He didn’t shy away from the issues of the day and he definitely wasn’t afraid to speak his mind highlighting hypocrisy, abuse of power and oppression.
Can the same be said of the church today? There are plenty of Christian individuals and organisations doing just this, but Christians face a constant battle to make their voice heard message amongst all the others in the public arena. God’s agenda for society is the best one. Those in positions of power need to be reminded of it and the church needs to lead and live by example.
The United Kingdom has a rich Christian heritage. Most of our laws and values are based on biblical principles. As our society continues to become increasingly secular, moral values inevitably erode to the detriment of everyone who lives in this country. At this time in our history it is crucial that the Church stands up and delivers God’s message even when it is counter cultural and likely to cause offence.
Who runs this blog?
This blog is run by Gillan Scott. Most importantly, I’m a Christian who wants to live a life for God that makes a difference. I have a keen interest in politics, which I always try to view from a non-partisan angle. When considering my views on political issues, I’m constantly asking the questions, “What does God think about this? What is in the best interest for society as a whole? How could/should Christians be engaging with this issue? What should I be doing about it?”
I live in Suffolk and am currently a teacher, a husband and a father. In the past I’ve been a youth worker, set up a charity, worked for RBS and trained as an architect. I’m actively involved in my local church, St John’s Woodbridge, and am passionate about worship and music.
As well as running this blog I have also written for the Premier New Media Centre of Excellence.
If you want to know more about me, you can read my Twenty Questions to a Fellow Blogger at Paul Burgin’s Mars Hill.