We’re excited to invite you to join us for the official launch of Kingdom Politics by the Project’s own Kristopher Norris and Sam Speers! The book launch will be held on Thursday, April 30th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville. A light reception will be catered by Harvest Moon.
With a research grant from the Project on Lived Theology, Kris and Sam began this project in the spring of 2012. They traveled to Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Baltimore, small-town Indiana, and Atlanta to talk with churches about the connections between faith and politics. Kingdom Politics: In Search of a New Political Imagination for Today’s Church is a narrative account of their journey to discover a new vision of faithful political engagement for the church, embodied in the ordinary practices of five diverse congregations. In it, they wrestle with the questions: What does it mean for the church to be political? How should the church make decisions about when to engage or avoid politics? And what visions of politics are communicated by the actual practices of congregations—their lived theologies?