Next Wednesday at 12:30pm, one week from today, I’ll be giving the Family Policy Lecture at the Family Research Council in Washington, D. C. My lecture is entitled “The Sacrificial Witness of the Christian Moral Tradition” and will span history, theology, ethics and public policy. I will engage the liberal Protestant tradition and its understanding of public square involvement in the course of the lecture.
I am honored to give this lecture, which has featured speakers like Os Guinness, Eric Metaxas, and Ross Douthat, but I am excited to speak on this topic at a thinktank that is doing a great deal to contend for the faith in the public square.
Here are the details from FRC:
The Christian influence in Western society has played a vital role in shaping our nation and the world. Many, such as the great British abolitionist William Wilberforce, have used their Christian faith to inform and drive moral policies. To divorce the Christianity of these men and women from their political action would do a disservice both to them and to history itself.
In today’s world Christianity is often seen as a religious relic of the past. Dr. Owen Strachan issues a clarion call to the next generation of Christians to realize the times demand a strong biblically-grounded, moral witness. Born out of a spirit of sacrifice and humility Christians, must speak out for godliness and righteousness in our public sphere. Dr. Strachan will explain what must be done if the great Christian witness of the past is to once again influence our culture and its government.
You can register for the live-stream here. You are of course welcome to fly to DC to hear this lecture–consider yourself invited, in fact. But the live-stream might just work better for some.
By the way, FRC is currently leading the charge for Dr. Angela McCaskill, who was suspended from her post at Gallaudet University for supporting traditional marriage by signing a petition. You can show support for McCaskill by going here. I would encourage you to do so.