Chuck Colson, Greg Boyd, and Shane Claiborne — How to Be A Christian Citizen: Three Evangelicals Debate

February 2, 2017

White Evangelical Christians helped secure the election of President Trump. Many said that his views on abortion were decisive, overriding concerns they had on other matters. But to be Evangelical is not one thing, even on abortion. This conversation about Christianity and politics with three generations of Evangelical leaders — Shane Claiborne, Greg Boyd, and the late Chuck Colson — feels more relevant in the wake of the 2016 election than it did when we first recorded it. We offer this searching dialogue, which is alive anew, to a changed political landscape.


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Greg Boyd is founder and senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in Maplewood, Minnesota, and President of ReKnew Ministries. He’s the author of The Myth of a Christian NationLetters from a Skeptic, and Benefit of the Doubt.

Shane Claiborne is founder of The Simple Way, a New Monastic community in Philadelphia, and author of The Irresistible Revolution, Red Letter Revolution, and, more recently, Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us.

Charles Colson was a Nixon White House counsel and Watergate conspirator who became the founder of Prison Fellowship, a radio commentator, and the author of Born Again, God and Government, and The Faith. He died on April 21, 2012 at the age of 80.