The Christian Civics Blog

Loving God with all our mind, when what’s on our mind is politics and public life.

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About Our New Homepage Image

The simple theology behind the summer 2020 photo on our front page.

Prophetic Lament is the Next Book Club Book

The American church avoids lament, but it is an essential component of Christian faith.

Can Christians Practice Both Love and Individualism?

The COVID Pandemic is difficult and frightening—but it gives us an opportunity to die to ourselves and practice loving our neighbors.

Priorities in a Time of Pandemic

The director of the Massachusetts Bible Society discusses the first in a new series of Bible studies on the Ten Commandments.

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Community

The One Community Where Fear-Mongering Shouldn’t Work

Fear is a powerful tool in political communications. If you can trigger the amygdala into a fear response and the listener doesn’t have some kind …

Conservative

My Conservative Idolatry

My journey into the intersection of faith and politics began in Texas. I would describe Texas as a conservative and religious state (although I would …

Stained Glass

Praying for Politicians (Without Calling Down Scorn)

“The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.” Proverbs 15:8 History reveals that prayer and politics have …

Working

Working at the Top of the Political Fray: A Christian Immigrant’s Time on Capitol Hill

The Body Politic’s editor D. Leiva introduces himself and starts to share his experiences working in Congress.

Committed

Committed to God’s Image

This is the first in a series of posts sketching some of the most important truths guiding this website’s editorial direction.

Light to the World

A Bible study guide on faith and politics for small groups, now revised and updated!

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