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Hi, my name is Erik. I own a brand agency called Focus Lab. I enjoy writing, speaking, and coaching about things I’ve learned along the way. I currently have two spots available if you'd like to learn more about coaching.
This is the book I didn’t realize I was waiting for. Over the past few years, I’ve been particularly interested in engaging more in political discussion and action. As I looked at the landscape of conversations going on, I struggled to see how my Christian faith could or should inform my engagement. I didn’t see what felt like many good examples of this. Then I came across The And Campaign and Justin Gibony. And now with Compassion & Conviction in my hands, I now have a toolset and framework to faithfully engage in the public square.
Authors Gibony, Wear, and Butler have created a Scripture-founded framework that can help believers who are new to civic engagement while also helping strengthen and hold accountable those who are veterans to civic engagement. I would recommend this book to any Jesus follower who wants to honor God in how they engage in political discussion and action.
From the first chapter: “Politics provides Christians with an opportunity to actively love our neighbors through advocacy, policymaking, and civic representation.”
Below are some quotes and notes that stood out to me as I read the book. But don’t stop at reading what’s on this page. I highly recommend you buy a copy for yourself.
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