Faith and Politics Part I
We just started a series of talks on Faith and Politics at Kairos, where we are trying to stir up a Theopolical imagination, words used from William Cavanaugh’s book by that title. (Which is a great read.) I’ve been reading a number of interesting books on this topic recently, but decided to kick off our series by looking by looking at three current perspectives represented by Chuck Colson, Greg Boyd and Shane Claiborne.
We showed a couple of clips that I really enjoyed from Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett, which is a weekly conversation on public radio that grapples with themes of civic life – asking how perspectives of faith might distinctively inform and illuminate our public reflection.
Check out these brief videos on the topic and let me know which of the people best represent where your current perspective, if you get the chance. I’m just kind of curious.
This first video is 5:25 minutes where we are introduced to the perspectives of Chuck, Greg and Shane.
The second video is 8:41 minutes where they continue to discuss they’re varios views.
The third video is 7:54 talking about homosexuality and faith.
So which one of these guys did you identify with most? Or what book or person has been most informative in shaping your view of faith and politics?