Michael Wear on political activism , local and national activism, Christian ethics
Recorded June 29, 2020
At the time, Michael Wear was Founder of Public Square Strategies
What are practical ways we can work toward racial justice in our country today?
Some Christians say, "I don't want anything to do with politics. I just want to stick with my Bible and my church." Do you have any thoughts on that view?
With our research, we find many Christians believe that relationships are the key to racial progress. Can you speak to ways that politics can impact dynamics in ways that relationships cannot on their own?
In the 1950s and 1960s, MLK and many others worked to pass laws focused on racial justice, but toward the end of his life he spoke about the limitations of laws to produce change. Can you speak to that?
Can you share about your ministry and the book you are working on?
How would you describe the political realities we are living in right now (summer 2020)?
Many Christians, including me, have a hard time knowing how to participate in our current two party political systems. Sometimes we may agree with one side or the other. How can we navigate that?
Do you have any thoughts on how Christians should prioritize moral issues like abortion or racial justice? Which issues should take precedent?