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Christianity, Politics and Public Life: Bruce Ashford’s New Free Online Class

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We live in a unique political moment. No matter your political leanings, we can all agree on this. As Christians, how can we wisely navigate politics and public life?

In “Christianity, Politics and Public Life,” a new free online class from Southeastern Seminary and The Gospel Coalition, Dr. Bruce Ashford tackles these important questions head-on.

In it, you will explore current political positions and cultural challenges from a Christian perspective. You’ll learn how to evaluate different political perspectives, where politics fits in the true story of the whole world and how to engage in political discourse in ways that are pleasing to God.

Access at The Gospel Coalition


About the Professor

Bruce Ashford

Dr. Bruce Riley Ashford is Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Theology and Culture.

He is the co-author of One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics and author the forthcoming Letters to an American Christian (due out June 1, 2018). He’s also the author of Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians and The Theology and Practice of Mission: God, the Church, and the Nations.


In this free class, you’ll have access to 26 lectures — along with dozens of additional recommended videos and resources. Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn:

  • Locating Politics Within the True Story of the Whole World
  • Choosing Between Four Competing Views of Public Life (Or, the Gospel as Public Truth)
  • Relating Church and State
  • Doing Politics in a Post-Christian Country (Or, Christian Witness as a Prophetic Minority)
  • Cultivating Wisdom and Public Virtue
  • Evaluating Modern Political Ideologies
  • A Christian View of Life and Death
  • A Christian View of Marriage and Sexuality
  • A Christian View of Racial Diversity and Race Relations
  • A Christian View of War and Peace

Access at The Gospel Coalition

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