Saturday surprise: to be evangelical is not to vote one way
At the 2008 National Pastors Conference, I made a tough decision because no one else was going to make it for me. I sat in the seminar with Scot McKnight so I could shake his hand afterward, rather than sitting in the seminar titled “The Relationship Between Politics and Christianity” with a panel of Charles Colson, Greg Boyd, and Shane Claiborne facilitated by Krista Tippett. So, I weighed in with blogger solidarity instead of watching rock stars in live action.
(photo: Colleen Scheck/Speaking of Faith)
I’m delighted to see that the seminar I missed was recorded and produced by the Speaking of Faith crew and made it freely available. Just listened to the edited radio broadcast version and it’s a profoundly insightful conversation of how Christians can translate their biblical faith into different actions and different votes. Such a stark contrast to how a conservative evangelical voice has dominated the portrayal of all evangelical Christians, when (in actuality) there are many complex differences among people who live out their common faith and shared values.
Listen to the edited version [mp3] (53:09)
- Listen to the entire unedited version (1:32:05)
- Watch the entire seminar (QuickTime) or via Vimeo
- Browse the SOF website for more related links
- download the MP3 for $6 or get the CD for $9 from NPC [or you could download the MP3 for FREE from SOF; guess you can call this a convenience fee]
- Read Greg Boyd’s blog entry summarizing his post-debate thoughts