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Question and Ethics: What do I do if my family is divided by politics?

In the relaunch of Question and Ethics, I answer a question that I get so often now: What do I do when my family is so divided over politics? How do I talk to family members that are combative about politics? Part of that division is the result of the way that we have idolized politics in our culture, as well as the growing polarization across a number of issues. However, I think that there are some practices that we can do to not inflame the relationships, even as we communicate truth. We should, as Paul exhorts Christians, strive to leave at peace with all people, so far as it depends on us (Rom. 12:18; Heb. 12:14).

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We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.