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Re-imagining Faith and Public Life: A Conversation with Rod Dreher and Michael Wear

In a time characterized by political divide and animosity between the left and right, Michael Wear and Rod Dreher—in this Values & Capitalism sponsored conversation at John Brown University— exemplify how a cross-aisle friendship enables cordial debate. Together, they discuss the changing political climate, the engagement of Christians in an increasingly secular society, and the transitions that the Republican and Democratic parties are undergoing. While their political ideologies differ, Wear and Dreher find common ground on the need for policies that are based on principles, not identity politics, and for Christians to reform the way they enter the common square.