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Christianity and American Politics

Greg was recently featured in Missio Alliance’s Seminary Dropout podcast to share his thoughts about the role of Christians in American politics. Today we’re sharing part 1 of that conversation. What is the role of the Christian in American politics? Should Christians vote? In this election filled with scandal and unprecedented vitriol, how can we display the beauty of the Kingdom of God?

Seminary Dropout 144: Voting, Part 1 with Greg Boyd

 

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