Welcome to the fifty-ninth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Dr. Bruce Ashord about his book One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics (B&H Academic, 2015)

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Dr. Ashford’s life, ministry, marriage, and his current ministry projects.
  • Why politics is so difficult for Christians to navigate.
  • Some of the biggest misconceptions that Christians today have about politics.
  • How to be passionate about the gospel and care deeply about politics.
  • What readers gain from reading this book especially in light of recent elections.
  • How Christians should view the relationship between religion and politics, and between church and state.
  • Some of the most appropriate and effective ways to live out our Christianity in public, especially when most of the people around us disagree with our evangelical convictions.
  • Some basic biblical principles that will help Christians get a handle on public policy issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, the economy, the environment, race relations, immigration, and war.

About the Author:

Bruce Riley Ashford is Provost / Dean of the Faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Theology and Culture. He is a Fellow in Theology at the St. George’s Center for Biblical and Public Theology (Ontario, Canada) and a Research Fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.

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