One of the trends that is likely to acclerate in the coming years is clashes at the boundaries of our churches, their operations and beliefs, and our governments. This NY Times article is an excellent case study of a phenomenon that we'll see more of in the future.
For an introduction to the story, watch the excellent videos (part 1 and part 2) if you have the bandwidth or patience to download it. They're well worth the wait if you have the time.
While the land-use story in Boulder doesn't seem quite like a church-state issue as much as a straight-forward zoning controversy, the NY Times article demonstrates why the church-state clash is sure to grow, and the Boulder controversy is just the leading edge of the storm.
Most Christians usually dismiss this kind of problem as being "of the world" and ignore it...do you think it wise to do so this time? If not, is there a prudent general course to follow that could minimize the confrontations?