Justin Giboney & Michael Wear on Christian Politics

Mark Tooley on July 31, 2020

Here I interview Justin Giboney and Michael Wear about their new book Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement.

Giboney and Wear are Evangelicals who’ve been active in Democratic Party politics. They offer principles for doctrinal fidelity over partisan loyalty applicable for Christians across the spectrum.

Their book is an important contribution to Christian conversation about the common good even as we disagree about the details of implementation.

The IRD · Interview with Justin Giboney And Michael Wear

  1. Comment by Lee Cary on August 2, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    The website campusreform.org, in an article dated 30 July entitled “Profs say Black Lives Matter is a ‘spiritual movement” provided timely and, perhaps, valuable input to this discussion.

    “Melina Abdullah, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles and professor of Pan-African Studies at California State University-Los Angeles, and Hebah Ferrag, assistant director of research at the University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture talked with KCRW-FM about Black Lives Matter as a spiritual organization in an interview with KCRW.”

    “According to Abdullah, ‘there was always some component of spirituality’ to Black Lives Matter. She noted that on the first night that members of Black Lives Matter in Los Angeles gathered together, there was a ‘summoning of ancestors to space and the very palpable spiritual energy that circulated through the group.’”

    “Farrag said that the core beliefs around which Black Lives Matter centers around are ‘the inherent nature of human dignity, and the duty to fight against injustice, and oppression that threatens that inherent dignity.’ These same ‘spiritual values’ are also focal points ‘that lie at the heart of almost all faith traditions, and are often formed based on religious, spiritual belief systems.’”

  2. Comment by KSM on August 18, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    It was very sad to see two intelligent Christians try to defend progressive politics.

    How many tens of millions of innocent children must be murdered before people like this will wake up?

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