Sanders, Institutions and What We’re Supposed to Be About

In this Episode
  • As Executive Director of Center for Christian Civics, Rick helps ministry leaders and faith communities develop missional approaches to their local public squares. He has worked on campaigns for local, state and federal office, is a former writer and editor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and oversaw communications for the Grace DC church network. He and his wife live in Washington, DC.

Last week, two big stories about Christians and the Democratic party started circulating on social media: On one hand, a major figure in the party seemed to use an executive branch nominee’s faith as a reason to vote against confirming him for work, and on the other hand a number of Christians publicly affirmed their commitment to the Democratic party.

A recent conversation with Dr. Peter Baker helps us understand how those two things might be possible at the same time.

Notes:

Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power by Andy Crouch

Articles by Dr. Peter Baker

Bernie Sanders Questions Russel Vought

“Bernie Sanders’ Religious Test for Christians in Public Office” from The Atlantic

Our theme music is by Sonic Weapon Fence and is used with permission.

Key image adapted from photography by Michael Vadon, used under Creative Commons 2.0.


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