Apologist Interview: Francis Beckwith

Today’s interview is with Frank Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies at Baylor University. He talks about his background, the importance of ethics and church-state issues, the reason for controversy about Christianity and politics, the meaning of “separation between church and state,” what the Bible says about politics, how Christians should be engaged politically, thinking about hot-button issues, how to properly argue for issues, factors for evaluating candidates, the importance of voting, his book Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft (review here), recommended reading, and advice for apologists.

Full Interview MP3 Audio here (1hr)

Books by Frank Beckwith include:
• Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft
Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice
Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air
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Brian Auten is the founder emeritus of Apologetics315. He is also director of Reasonable Faith Belfast. Brian holds a Masters degree in Christian Apologetics and has interviewed over 150 Christian apologists. His background is in missions, media direction, graphic design, and administration. Brian started Apologetics315 in 2007 to be an apologetics hub to equip Christians to defend the faith.

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