The Great Fix is Still Ahead of Us (Book Club: The Righteous Mind)

Christian Civics leaders discuss Jonathan Haidt's "The Righteous Mind," what it can teach us about using social media, and where Christians can go with it next.
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  • Rev. Drew is a member of the Christian Civics teaching team and the author of "Surprised By Community: Democrats and Republicans In The Same Pew." He recently retired from Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in New York City, a ministry with a particular focus on Columbia University and nearby schools. He and his wife live in New York City, where he continues to teach and preach.

  • Nathan Leamer is a member of the Christian Civics Executive Board and serves as a policy advisor at the Federal Communications Commission. He previously worked at a think tank and, before then, on the Hill. While Nathan is a graduate of Calvin College and caught his political bug in Michigan, he has never lost his fanaticism for the sports of his hometown, the City of Brotherly Love.

  • Thomas serves as a member of the Christian Civics Executive Board and the Regional Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics for International Justice Mission, the largest anti-slavery organization in the world. Previously, he worked in Ethics & Compliance for KPMG LLP. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, son and daughter.

  • Rick Barry is Executive Director of Center for Christian Civics, where he 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.

Jonathan Haidt’s The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Disagree About Politics and Religion made a big splash (in some circles) when it was published in 2012. Spurred on by Christian Civics teaching faculty member Rev. Charles Drew, our Executive Director and Executive Board members agreed to stop faking our way through conversations about the book and actually read it for our very first book club discussion.

Join us for an extended episode of our podcast where we talk about where the book succeeds, where the gospel tells us it’s incomplete, and why it sometimes feels like it’s a book about Twitter.

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Our next book club book will be Prophetic Lament by Soong-Chan Rah. You can order the book on Amazon and submit your questions and comments about the book online.

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