Recently, The Commonweal Project invited me to speak on “Christian Politics in a Secular Age” at their conference in Atlanta, GA. As it turned out, C-SPAN showed up to televise the talk and subsequent Q&A session. The televised talk is divided into roughly five segments:
- An introductory segment in which I draw upon sociologist Philip Rieff and philosopher Charles Taylor to describe our secular age.
- An argument that Christians should draw upon their Christianity when engaging in politics and public life.
- An example of how one Christian doctrine–human dignity–has implications for a broad array of hot-button issues in American politics. I argue that unborn lives matter, black lives matter, and undocumented lives matter.
- A four-pronged strategy for doing politics in a secular age.
- A Q&A segment in which participants threw “fastballs” which I tried to hit.
To view the talk, click here.