Faithful Living in Challenging Times


As the culture around us becomes increasingly hostile, how are Christians to think about our witness? Michael Cromartie explains the duty of Christians in walking the fine line between guarding our own lives without withdrawing from the world.


Michael Cromartie is Vice President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directs both the Evangelicals in Civic Life and Religion & the Media programs, and Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Mr. Cromartie is also a senior advisor to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and a senior fellow with the Trinity Forum. He is the co-editor, with Richard John Neuhaus, of Piety and Politics: Evangelicals and Fundamentalists Confront the World, and editor of numerous other books on faith and public life. Mr. Cromartie is a graduate of Covenant College, and holds an M.A. in Justice from The American University in Washington, DC.

Q & A

Question 1: Expand on the idea that the church needs to be more introspective than extroverted.

Question 2: Are there examples of church models that have flourished?

Question 3: Our ideals and morals are being perceived as offensive. This is often a great conflict in maintaining civility. Please expand on this conflict.

Question 4: Address this conflict of ideas from a legal standpoint; can a church or Christian business be sued? How can we protect ourselves?

Question 5: How does a Benedictine model of the church work in our era?

Question 6: Many countries have lost their Christianity, what can churches in the United States do to preserve Christianity?

Question 7: In Europe and Canada, our views would be considered 'hate speech', and deemed unlawful. If the churches in the USA keep backing up where will we be?



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