Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss:
- You can’t hide from politics. Social media and a 24/7 news cycle make political news and opinion impossible to avoid. In a hyper-partisan political culture, no wonder we are exhausted and cynical.
- Your vote is not an expression of your identity. For Christians, we vote as an act of loving our neighbor. Rather than focusing on single issues, we vote for the candidate whose policies will be most conducive to a biblical vision of human flourishing.
- Find moments of possibility in your community. Churches influence policy, not by a preoccupation with national and international affairs. Instead, we pay attention to what God is already doing around us and point people to the hope that God is not done yet.
If you are politically active, this conversation will challenge long-held assumptions. And if you have avoided politics.
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Check Out These Highlights:
- Why Michael doesn’t make New Year’s Resolutions
- How the message of Michael’s book changed with the election of President Trump
- Why Democrats and Republicans vilify each other
- How pro-life voters and vote for pro-choice candidates with a clear conscience
- What hope looks like in 2018 and how church leaders can help reclaim hope in politics
Links Mentioned In The Episode:
- BOOK - Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About The Future of Faith in America by Michael Wear
- ARTICLE - “Pro-Life Voters and Pro-Choice Politicians” by Michael Wear
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