Reuters has called Values Voters Summit, staged by the Family Research Council in Washington, DC, “a ‘must attend’ on the political calendar of any serious candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.” This year’s event started yesterday and continues through today. Heavy hitters like Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Bill Bennett, and Eric Cantor will speak at this year’s gathering.
Some of you are aware of the passionate debate that has taken place in the blogosphere on millennials and political engagement. Folks like Tim Dalrymple, David French, Matthew Anderson and myself have weighed in, among others. Today at 3:15pm EST at VVS, Anderson, Eric Teetsel of the Manhattan Declaration, and Andrew Walker of the Kentucky Family Foundation will speak on a panel about “Millennials and the Future of Political Engagement.” Chris Marlink of Family Research Council will moderate.
I’m excited for this panel and would direct you here for more info. Pray for this discussion if you can, particularly that the church might figure out a way to be gospel-flavored salt and light even as we hold fast to our central mission, the promotion of Christ’s gospel.