This is an insightful analysis of the "growing disaffection for politics among American evangelicals" and why, in the author's opinion, they should "stay the course."
I do not necessarily agree with the author's conclusions, however. In the second paragraph he states, "'Values voters', many of whom pinned their hopes for cultural transformation on politics, have suffered a series of bitter disappointments."
This is quite true, but this is precisely why they have been disappointed. Cultural transformation cannot be achieved via top-down methods. Christians who "pin their hopes" on the political process will be disappointed again and again. It is shamefully clear that the dominant political parties in the United States care only about gaining and holding onto power. Witness the pandering of the Republican party to evangelical Christians and the Democratic party's pandering to the fringe/unhinged left. I maintain that neither party really cares about the concerns of these groups but merely wants to capture their votes and will say almost anything to this end.
"Christians should follow the examples of biblical characters such as Joseph, Daniel, and Jesus Christ Himself. Joseph and Daniel both exercised enormous influence within the world’s greatest empires. But they attained their positions by hard work, perseverance in persecution and suffering, and faithful obedience. Jesus Christ attained to His throne only by enduring the suffering of the cross. Christians are no different. We are not to attain positions of leadership by revolution or rebellion. Instead, we are to work at our callings, and wait on the Lord to place us in positions of influence, in His time." - Gary DeMar