Today’s complex political climate is an opportunity to reflect on what a distinctly Christian approach to political leadership could look like, says Vincent Bacote. Dr. Bacote reflects with Drs. Labberton and Mouw on the virtue of moral impatience, the importance of active—and hopeful—participation in society, and the opportunity to reimagine what Christian political engagement looks like post-election. For more on political civility, visit https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/political-civility/
Vincent Bacote is the director of the Center of Applied Christian Ethics and associate professor of theology at Wheaton College. He has written and spoken on topics of Christian ethics, race, and social issues for Fuller in a variety of forms including a lecture at the 40th anniversary of the Pannell Center for African American Church Studies. Watch the lecture and more from the Pannell Center here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47XaAkO6rV8
Richard Mouw was Fuller’s fourth president and now serves as Professor of Faith and Public Life at the seminary. For years, Dr. Mouw has lectured widely on the subject of “convicted civility,” a method of political engagement that creates space for both convictions and generosity. He has written extensively on political engagement, and he continues to shape and inform Fuller’s voice within the political sphere. Read more of his reflections here: https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/contributor/richard-j-mouw/.
“Conversing” is a podcast series produced by FULLER studio in which Dr. Labberton interviews leaders on the intersection of theology and culture. Mark Labberton has served as Fuller Seminary’s fifth president since 2013. His experience includes 30 years of pastoral ministry, 16 of those as senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, California. For more reflections from Dr. Labberton visit https://fullerstudio.fuller.edu/contributor/mark-labberton/.
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