Reuniting Faith & Politics After a Long Absence
In early 2015, Kevon came to Phil about a serious issue: a presidential election was on the way, and he felt fairly unprepared as a voter.
Realizing that many Christians probably felt the same way, the two decided to sit down, talk about the issues, and record the resulting madness. Here’s how they describe it:
This podcast is a reaction and a prevention.
It’s a reaction to my own glaring ignorance. I realized not too long ago that I don’t know a whole lot about politics. And by “I don’t know a whole lot,” I mean to say that I basically know nothing. That doesn’t sit well with me. As a citizen of a democratic nation, where it is supposed to be the voice of the people that drives decision-making, I feel that it is my duty to be well-informed. If I am not well-informed, then I can’t trust myself to make good decisions. That’s a problem.
But, it’s not just my problem. Ours is a nation, a world, full of Kevons. Many of you feel the same way I do: politically ignorant to the point of helplessness. So what do we do? We learn ourselves some politics. That’s why my friend Phil and I decided to make these conversations public.
I am a reaction to political ignorance. I grew up feeling intensely loyal to one party for the best reason possible: it was my parents’ party. However, the more I read, the more I thought, I eventually realized that my truest loyalty ought not be to my party or even my nation. My loyalty belonged to my King.
So I started referring myself as a “Monarchist,” an independent voter who sought to understand politics at a its most basic level, analyzing the principles of governance and authority through a Christian lens.
That might make you think that I’m really intelligent or am purporting to be a political genius, but in all honesty, I’m just persevering in my fight against ignorance in the past and prevention of a blind spot or bias in the future.