- Posted August 15, 2012 by
Can Republicans and Democrats Sit in the Same Pew?
In this updated and revised version of A Public Faith (NavPress 2000), Drew helps readers to develop practical biblical convictions about critical social and political issues, while also keeping the peace. Carefully distinguishing between moral principle and political strategy, Body Broken equips people of faith to build their activism upon a thoughtful and biblical foundation. This balanced approach will provide readers—Democrats, Republicans, or Independents—with solid scriptural tools for decision making. A sensitive and thorough treatise on true Christian citizenship and responsibility, Body Broken prepares Christians of all political perspectives to understand how they can practice servanthood, cooperation and integrity in today’s public square.
Emphasizing the importance of unity in the church, despite differing views, Drew provides those who care deeply about their faith as well as the church’s corporate calling in the world with an alternative to polarizing fear and hatred. He assists Christians in navigating their political differences without panic and resentment, teaching them to respond instead with love and understanding. With questions at the end of each chapter to help readers explore and apply these principles, Body Broken will train believers to actively engage with political issues while at the same time standing united as a church.
Charles D. Drew received his education at Harvard (BA in English) and Westminster Seminary (M. Div.). He has pastored for thirty years in Virginia, Long Island and New York, all in university settings. He presently serves as the senior minister of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, which he founded in 2000 near Columbia University. Drew speaks frequently to universities and churches and is also the author of A Public Faith: Bringing Personal Faith to Public Issues, An Ancient Love Song: Finding Christ in the Old Testament and A Journey Worth Taking: Finding Your Purpose in This World. He and his wife Jean, a science teacher at the Brearly School in Manhattan, have two married children and two grandchildren. Sailing and music are two of Charles’ great loves.