After a historic week for the U.S., the Better Samaritan presents a conversation about with Michael Wear. Michael is a leading strategist, speaker and practitioner at the intersection of faith, politics and public life. He has advised a president, as well as some of the nation’s leading foundations, nonprofits and public leaders, on important issues that define American life today.

Michael is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, a firm that helps religious groups effectively navigate the American religious and political landscape. Michael is the co-author of Compassion and Conviction: The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement. He is also author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America and writes about faith and politics for a number of media outlets.

(Note to the listener: In this podcast, sometimes we'll have evangelicals, sometimes we won't. We thinking learning how to do good better involves listening to lots of perspectives, with different insights and understanding with us. Sometimes it will make us uncomfortable, sometimes we'll agree, sometimes we won't. We think that's good. We want to listen for correction. Especially in our blind spots.)

Reclaiming Hope newsletter by Michael and Melissa Wear

“Evangelicals must denounce the Christian nationalism in Capitol riots”—opinion piece for Religion News Service by Jamie Aten and Kent Annan

Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World by Kent Annan

This episode produced by Laura Finch

Theme Song “Turning Over Tables” by The Brilliance