There was a time this particular podcast would have been unimaginable. But in this political season, all kinds of surprises have become commonplace. Today our guest is Galen Carey, Vice President for Government Relations for the National Association of Evangelicals. Galen has co-written a book with Leith Anderson entitled, “Faith in the Voting Booth,” and we’re adding it to other resources designed to help Christians in their decision-making this fall.
Michael Kinnamon is known to many as a leading academician for the ecumenical movement. His latest book, though, turns to the contemporary issue of fear as a driving force in American society.
Why are Americans so fearful? What does fear drive our society towards, and what can be done about it? Is fear something religious people should embrace? In his latest book, Dr. Michael Kinnamon turns his attention to the topic of fear. We will talk with him about the ways fear is manifest in our society and theological thought through the ages about this menacing condition of human life. It’s a powerful book, and frankly, I can’t imagine a better time to be talking about this topic.
With anti-minority messages sweeping the media and the political campaigns, many people are scratching their heads about what to do about it. We live in a time when social media, TV networks, and even our churches offer few chances to meet people who are different from us. So when Jesus tells us to love our neighbors as ourselves, we are often more fearful than faithful.
Bud Heckman is on a mission to get funders to tackle this problem strategically. Bud has a view of the world of philanthropy that will likely be of interest to any who have tried to work on problems like anti-Muslim bigotry or religious freedom. If you care about finding ways to solve some of our biggest problems, you’ll want to listen to this whole podcast. It’s my hope that Bud will help us get this conversation started.