This Get Religion post provides a nice tour of the horizon of the politics of contemporary evangelicalism. Among the articles it cites is this one from Newsweek. A couple of questions are worth chewing on. First, is there such a thing as an evangelical teaching on politics (let alone on theology)? Second, does the biblical teaching on social justice require the establishment of a massive public welfare bureaucracy and redistributionist tax policy? It seems to me, as Ive said many a time before, that a concern for widows and orphans doesnt by itself yield the platform of the Democratic Party. What works best in helping the neediest isnt dictated by the Bible, but rather by some combination of experience and a social science aware of the limitations of any merely empirical study of the human things.