Some time ago, I wrote this piece at AATW. I have failed to live up to those ideals and need to try again. Indeed, I believe on of the things God wishes for those who work in secular jobs (as I do) is to teach us to be in the world but not of the world.
My intuitions and convictions that form the basis of that post are probably somewhat altered and more nuanced now. Nevertheless, one thing I can say is that I feel increasing bound up in systems, as if life is a set of puppet strings, pulled not by God but by more malign forces – perhaps this is part of what the Bible means by the “Babylon” motif.
I long to see reform in my country, but my premillennialism is a big part of my thinking, and I remain convinced that dominionism is false. Whatever improvements we make, the core problem cannot be fixed by us – that is why we need a Saviour.