As Christians watch 2016 burn, we must remember that fire both consumes and refines. That is, it forces us to return to what makes us who we are. For Christians, this means asking once again how faith and theology should inform our political thinking and engagement. Few thinkers are better qualified to explore this territory than Miroslav Volf.
He is Henry B. Wright professor of theology at Yale Divinity School, director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and co-author of “Public Faith in Action: How to Think Carefully, Engage Wisely and Vote with Integrity.” And as a Croatian, Volf is arguably less influenced by partisan conditioning than many American Christians. Here we discuss how he believes Christians should engage the public square, and Volf makes his best case for the candidate he believes is more “Christian.”