Over the past couple decades, there have been major cultural shifts in American society around sexuality, gender, and religion in the public square, among other issues. The United States is also becoming more politically and socially tribal. It’s in this context that John Inazu, a First Amendment scholar, calls Christians to “confident pluralism.”
NAE President Walter Kim hosts Today’s Conversation, where you’ll hear John share:
- His assessment of the state of First Amendment law and religious freedom;
- How premises of “inclusion” and “dissent” provide a framework for current conflicts;
- What led him to speak and write about how Christians ought to engage with those whom they deeply disagree; and
- How evangelicals can practically bear a compelling gospel witness in today’s world.
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Walter: As a pastor, I certainly encounter Christians who are confident in their beliefs, but I also see a lot who are questioning or not sure how to reconcile their Christian understanding of sex, gender, who God is, so forth, with other competing beliefs. What kind of work needs to be done on the confidence side before we can even engage on the pluralism side?
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