The Inherent Anarchism of Christianity
Richard Beck does a nice job in his article, Christian Anarchism and Atheism, setting down the inherently tenuous nature between Christians and the Nation-States in which they find themselves as "resident aliens." We have, as Stanley Hauerwas and John Howard Yoder have continually reminded us, no necessary investment in propping up Caesar as a gateway to relevance. The responsibility of those who follow Jesus is to live faithfully by embodying justice in our lives and relationships--which always carries with it the potential (and sometimes the necessity) of getting crossways with the powers and principalities.
Hope no one ever told you this was going to be easy.