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Faith in Public Life


How does this video challenge your thinking of ideological language and faith-based communication?

FPL claims to be an organization that claims to be, “… a strategy center advancing faith in the public square as a positive and unifying force for justice, compassion and the common good” (

How is the balance between “unifying rhetoric” in faith life and “unifying actions” by followers of Jesus in our city? Are we doing well?  Where should we be doing better?

What do you think about the challenge of the interviewer about a better definition of “faith”? Is unifying rhetoric still essential even if the Evangelical Christian Right is not the one controlling the conversation?

Follow this link for video from The Washington Post

*sorry about the link, the embeded video would not work


Author: campusserve

a six year CampusSERVE volunteer and current director

2 thoughts on “Faith in Public Life

  1. faith———ummm–its hard to describe n showing to ppl on surface, its u cant show ppl such a stuff,so u need to work hard towards make ppl understand.which is very tiring job to do.

  2. Thanks for the comment.

    I believe there is an element of being able to show faith on the surface. By using one’s life, a person can demonstrate their faith in certain virtues that ultimately point back to a starting point or anchoring truth. For instance, showing my neighbor love for his/her benefit and not my own demonstrates a faith in a virtue of self-sacrifice. No one self-sacrifices unless there is a purposeful reason. Faith connects these actions and virtues to that purpose. That reason for us with CampusSERVE is our faith in Jesus Christ who showed the ultimate self-sacrifice. Having faith in Jesus’ teachings and emulating His life shows others my connection through continuous examples of self-sacrifice.

    Thanks for bringing up this point. It is difficult to describe this faith without showing people the hard work of faith. Even our definitions in Hebrews 11 are difficult to understand without knowing an example to follow. It’s a good thing we have a Master of Examples displayed in Scripture.

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