Learning from Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy can teach us about the political illusion. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

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The world watched the horror and devastation brought about my Hurricane Sandyarguably the worst storm to ever hit the United States. While much of the Northeast remains underwater and the cleanup begins, many, many lives will never be the same.

As I mentioned on BreakPoint yesterday, it was hard to imagine anything that could stop the incessant campaigning, utopian promises and other noise related to this presidential election. But Sandy did.

Chuck Colson often warned of what the eccentric French philosopher Jacques Ellul called "the political illusion," the idea that all problems can be solved by politics. When we succumb to the political illusion, we place our hope in the next election or the right candidate. Sandy is a stark reminder that this world needs more than a politician. It needs redemption.

I explain the political illusion on this week's "Two-Minute Warning." Come to ThePointRadio.org to view it and share it. I'm John Stonestreet.

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Further Reading

The Political Illusion
John Stonestreet | Two-Minute Warning | October 31, 2012

Theme of the Week: Government Can't Fix Everything
Theme of the Week | the Colson Center | October 31, 2012