CBF Podcast: A Conversation with Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons
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CBF Podcast: A Conversation with Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons

By Andy Hale One of the greatest joys of cutting cable is not dealing with the Election year propaganda commercials. The othering, the deception and the scapegoating are just insane. And what’s the point of theses ads anyway? Do they really sway an undecided voter’s perspective? Moreover, if obvious misleading political ads convince you, how … Continue reading

I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), A Conversation with Beth Silvers & Sarah Stewart Holland
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I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), A Conversation with Beth Silvers & Sarah Stewart Holland

By Andy Hale It is election week. The tension is palpable. The stress is high. The division is evident. Whatever happens on Tuesday night, and more likely over the coming weeks, Americans face a new chapter. The unease by which we look at this next chapter, no matter who is elected, is that we have … Continue reading

Congregations Promoting Peace in Volatile Times – Reflections from a South African-born Mediator
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Congregations Promoting Peace in Volatile Times – Reflections from a South African-born Mediator

By Harold Tessendorf  As the United States enters the final stages of the 2020 presidential election and as the summer of protests and counter-protests continue in cities and communities across the country, the following questions keep recurring to me:    Is it possible for protestors and counter-protestors alike to express their political views in a non-violent and … Continue reading

Faith and Politics That Make Sense, A Conversation with Robb Ryerse
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Faith and Politics That Make Sense, A Conversation with Robb Ryerse

By Andy Hale  In my lifetime, I have never thought positively about the mixture of faith and politics. There is an endless and nauseatingly long list of incidents of toxic political discourse and religiosity. If you need more tangible examples, I’d recommend reading Kevin M. Kruse’s One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian … Continue reading

Voting as an act of faith? Conversations from 2020’s Advocacy in Action, Part 2
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Voting as an act of faith? Conversations from 2020’s Advocacy in Action, Part 2

By Andy Hale  “She’s not a Christian, so no I can’t vote for her,” “He’s a good Christian man,” “She has good Christian values,” or “There is no way that he’s a Christian if he supports ____,” are common talking points among Evangelical voters. Among Evangelicals in American, the faith affiliation of prospective political candidates … Continue reading