Online Everywhere, U.S.A.
The Politics of Neighborly Love
Thursday, Sep. 17 6:30 p.m.
Recent election cycles have left many Christians feeling discouraged, disillusioned, and dejected. America’s two-party system has left many believers feeling politically homeless when casting a vote feels like compromising values. Tweet storms and partisan bickering have replaced constructive dialogue and keep us from asking deeper questions about what it means to be citizens and followers of Jesus Christ.
This national conversation will help Christians:
- Develop a biblical, non-partisan framework for understanding our role as Christian citizens;
- Balance the personal right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” with a broader call to love our neighbors and serve the common good; and
- Engage critical issues in this fall’s election through the lens of faith.
What: An online forum focused on serving the common good through political engagement.
When: Thursday, Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. M.T.
How: Hosted by Denver Institute for Faith & Work in partnership with city movements and faith and work organizations across the country.
Interested in joining us as an event partner?
Contact Joanna Meyer to learn more.
Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure. In 2012 and 2016, Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention and he served as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Justin served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. Additionally, Justin has participated in LEAD Atlanta, Outstanding Atlanta and the Georgia Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. He’s written op-eds for publications such as Christianity Today.
BILL HASLAM is the 49th Governor of Tennessee. On November 4, 2014, Haslam secured the largest re-election victory in modern Tennessee history. Under his leadership, Tennessee is recognized as a national leader in education, economic development, efficient government and fiscal strength.
A graduate of Furman University and Covenant Seminary, Scott is married to Patti and is dad to Abby and Ellie. Scott previously served at Redeemer Presbyterian Church. He was also the founding pastor of churches in Kansas City and Saint Louis. While in Saint Louis, Scott also taught homiletics (preaching) to students at Covenant Theological Seminary.
Scott's first book, Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides released in March 2015, and his fifth book, A Gentle Answer, released on June 2, 2020.
Stephanie Summers is the CEO of the Center for Public Justice, a Christian, independent, non-partisan civic education and public policy organization based in Washington, D.C. She also serves as a Trustee of Eastern University, where she received an M.S. in Nonprofit Management. As a speaker, moderator, and writer, Stephanie’s work has appeared in publications such as Comment and Q Ideas. She is also a co-author of Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice (Falls City Press). Stephanie is also a recipient of the inaugural Duke Divinity Reflective Leadership award.
Dr. Ryan Tafilowski holds a PhD in systematic theology, a master’s in theology in history from the University of Edinburgh, and a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Colorado Christian University. Tafilowski has served as an adjunct professor in the Division of Christian Thought at Denver Seminary, adjunct professor of theology at Colorado Christian University, and postgraduate instructor in theology and ecclesiastical history at the University of Edinburgh. He serves as the lead pastor at Foothills Fellowship Church in Denver and as Theologian-in-Residence at the Denver Institute for Faith and Work.