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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.

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Book Notes

As I read books, I take notes and capture passages that I find helpful, valuable, or challenging. I publish some of them on my site. Here's the most recent set of notes I've published.

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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