The End of the World?
the end of history, refering to the historical progression that led towards secular, free-market, democracy, which had proved triumphant over Marxism and all other socio-political worldviews... The hubris of that has been proved with the rise of radical Islamism and the attack on the twin towers 7 years ago. But the events of recent days may be the final nail in its coffin as the twin towers of the banking system and US democracy fail to deliver. Is this then the end of the end of history? What new world will we wake up to tomorrow? Probably not, as some conservative Christian commentators have suggested, the post rapture, premillenial chaos that is the final run-in to the new heaven and new earth... But the lessons of the book from which those images are so carelessly ripped, are that whatever power is at work in the world, there is a higher power, and our ultimate loyalty is to that King and that Kingdom.
ps. Glenn Jordan has just posted two brief, but typically insightful blogs on recent economic developments over on Crookedshore, while Jim Wallis gives an interesting American-eyed view on the God'spolitics blog.