Dancing with Caesar

How can we engage politics in Christ-honoring ways?

In the current political climate, Amy Black is an anomaly: a reasonable voice calling for balance and civility. Black, a professor of political science at Wheaton College, recently wrote a book that was rejected by one publishing board for being "reasonable, even-handed, and therefore doomed to marketing failure." But Moody Publishers liked her approach. The result is the recent book, Honoring God in Red or Blue: Approaching Politics with Humility, Grace, and Reason. With election season upon us, we asked Black how Christian leaders can discuss politics in Christ-honoring ways.

Politics are so contentious, especially right now. Why even go there?

Political issues are so important we can't afford not to go there. Politics involve matters that affect the lives of so many in the United States and globally. So we need to have these conversations. It may be uncomfortable, but if we can't have these conversations with our Christian brothers and sisters with whom we share so much, I wonder if we'll ...

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