Letters to an American Christian
What does it mean to be an American Christian? In Letters to an American Christian, Bruce Riley Ashford, author of One Nation Under God,Â addresses overarching issues of the relationship ofÂ Christianity and politics, speaks to the wayÂ historic Christian belief informs specific hot-button political issues, and challenges readers toÂ takeÂ seriously both our heavenly and earthly citizenships. Written as a series of letters toÂ "Christian"—a young college student who is a new believer—Letters to an American ChristianÂ will help every reader think carefully about how Christianity informs what it means to be anÂ American. In the midst of a rapidly changing national and political landscape, Letters to an AmericanÂ Christian reminds us of two important truths: weÂ cannot afford to shrink away from our earthlyÂ citizenship, and we cannot afford to lose sight of our heavenly citizenship.
About the Author
Bruce AshfordÂ is Provost / Dean of the Faculty at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Theology and Culture. He is a Senior Fellow in Public Theology at the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics (Cambridge, U.K.) and a Research Fellow at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. He is the co-author ofÂ One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics, author ofÂ Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians, and a regular contributor to Fox News Opinion, The Gospel Coalition, and The Daily Caller.