In a divided world where politics can be incredibly partisan and a 'culture war' rages, it can be tricky as Christians to know how to chart a course through all the noise. With both the left and the right holding different appeals (and challenges) to Christians we need to do some heavy lifting to figure out what to do.
We have found the AND Campaign's model of 'compassion and conviction' to be incredibly helpful over the years. Whilst Christians are to be people of truth, not forsaking Biblical justice for the progressive fads of our day, Christians are also to be people of compassion, recognising that the challenges at play in society are often complex, multifaceted, and involve real people.
The AND Campaign's work helpfully outlines biblical thinking on engaging with politics, as well as some good ideas as to how we might begin to implement them in our politics. Far from a wishy washy third way, their approach offers a robust and ambitious vision for Christian political engagement that all ought to wrestle with.
We sat down with co-founder and president, Justin Giboney to find out more. Listen in on our conversation here.