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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The Gift of the Outsider

With my white brothers and sisters in Christ, it rarely feels like we’re in this together. Yet the command for this could not be clearer: “Carry each others’ burdens and in this way you fulfill the law of Christ.” 

When the Glory Passes By

The Chinese media—including my family’s social network—was buzzing with news of China’s military parade in Beijing recently. The parade marked the 70th anniversary of the …

Congressional Staffers: Perception, Reality and a Desperate Request

A few weeks ago I was in an airport waiting for a flight, just watching the hustle and bustle of people moving from one gate …

Your Crooked Neighbor and Your Crooked Heart

“If you do not love someone else, you are proving or indicating that you don’t realize how much it costs to love you.” The Body …

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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.