Politics In Church In 2016

Aug 25, 2016

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It’s an election year and talk of politics is everywhere.  It’s in the air, on the air and in church.  According to the Pew Research Center, almost two-thirds of Americans have heard their preacher talk about political issues and, even, candidates. When they do so, they walk a fine legal line, so what are the implications of politics in the pulpit? How has that conversation changed and what’s being said this election year?  

Kris Norris
- ordained Baptist minister and co- author of Kingdom Politics: In Search of a New Political Imagination for Today's Church

Tim Funk, religion and faith writer at the Charlotte Observer

Dr. Julia M. Robinson, Associate Professor of Religion at UNC Charlotte