Church and State

I recently stumbled across the following two articles.

These articles pertain to the relationship of Church and State and present a great start to discussing an issue which the church has dealt with much since the 16th century. While knowing the history behind these debates and the twists and turns they have taken can be helpful, these articles provide at least a starting point for the conversation that takes what has come before and offers a biblical pattern for how to think through the subject.