Posted by: Department of Theology and Philosophy
Faith and Politics
An interdisciplinary panel of faculty from Political Science, Practical Theology, Business, Biblical Studies, and Theology will discuss evangelical views of politics and our responsibility as citizens. Should Christians be involved in politics? If so, how should our faith inform our understanding of politics, of specific issues related to the political process including a Christian’s responsibility towards the poor and its implications in politics; and the impact of our political views and faith with regard to ethnicity, gender, and economics. Our goal is not to suggest that there are specifically “Christian” political views on certain issues. Instead, we want to struggle with our understandings of what it means to be servants of Christ who embody a Christian hope of Christ’s presence in all aspects of life, including the polis.
Michael Bruner, Practical Theology
Craig Keen, Theology
Kathryn Smith, Biblical Studies
Stuart Strother, Business
Jennifer Walsh, Political Science
Jacquelyn Winston, Theology
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., $7 at the door; RSVP for dinner to Laura Smith Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org. Program following at 6:30 p.m.