Naming Names (ebook)

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Naming the powers is not an exercise in generality. And if the appropriate action following the act of naming is to cast a vote, then ipso facto political naming cannot be separated from electoral endorsement. But if a preacher should advise his flock on whom to vote for, would this mean that the Church has sold out to political partisanship?

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Can Preachers Tell You Whom to Vote For?

Alwyn Lau

Naming the powers is not an exercise in generality. And if the appropriate action following the act of naming is to cast a vote, then ipso facto political naming cannot be separated from electoral endorsement. But if a preacher should advise his flock on whom to vote for, would this mean that the Church has sold out to political partisanship?

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A group of Christian writers cajoles and challenges our thinking on this critical contemporary concern, with intriguing outcomes. Andrew Khoo Member, Steering Committee, BERSIH 2.0 This book teaches biblical views and opinions about the Christian and non-partisan politics. Recommended highly for all Christians! KJ John PhD (Organization Theory), Executive Director, OHMSI These essays are a timely reminder to all Malaysian Christians that we should [...] engage with the relevant stakeholders with wisdom and courage, with our hearts, minds and spirits firmly fixed and dependent on Christ. Dr. Ong Kian Ming PhD, Duke University Compelling reading as we — all of us, no exception — try to make sense of the country’s changing democratic landscape and the roles we play in it, consciously or not. Tricia Yeoh Researcher and writer

Alwyn Lau

Alwyn Lau is a member of Friends in Conversation. A lecturer in Marketing and Sociology at KDU University-College, he’s also pursuing a Ph.D. (Arts) at the University of Monash (Sunway). He’s married with two kids and blogs at wyngman.blogspot.com.