It’s often our political partners who are the ones most likely to successfully pressure us to compromise our convictions in order to remain part of the group we identify with. This insight is the driving thesis behind Compassion & Conviction: The AND Campaign’s Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement, and I believe it merits serious consideration.
Coming up soon—from Thursday evening, October 24, through Saturday noon, October 26—the Andreas Center and Political Science Department of Dordt University will be hosting the Presidential Politics Conference of Iowa (PPCI).
PPCI is a …
Does politics have anything to do with faith?
Say no to wrong.
Learn to do good.
Work for justice.
Help the down-and-out.
Stand up for the homeless.
Go to bat for the defenseless. -Isaiah 1:17 (The Message)
More citizens than not, evangelicals included, …
Choosing not to vote is not (necessarily) failing to engage the political system, and, while I hope I don’t feel compelled to do it again in the future, I am confident in my decision not to vote for a candidate for president this coming election.
This presidential election season in the United States, which seemed to have begun the moment the previous election ended (or maybe even before the final poll numbers were in), has been so long, so drawn out, so filled with contention and scandal, that I think many people have wondered if it will ever end so that we can all find our bearings again.