Ask a Christian Conservative


by Rachel Held Evans Read Distraction Free
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In case you hadn't noticed, we’re picking up a political theme with our interview series this month. Yesterday Caryn Rivadeneira responded to your questions for “Ask a Christian Libertarian.”Today, I’m pleased to introduce Matthew Lee Anderson for “Ask a Christian Conservative." Next week we'll speak with a Chrisitan Democrat. 

Matthew is the author of Earthen Vessels:  Why our Bodies Matter to our Faith, a book that Matthew says he now wishes he had titled Tattoos, Yoga, Sex, Homosexuality, Abortion, Fasting, Prayer, and Every Other Controversial Subject You Can Imagine in One Book because It All Makes an Appearance.

He recently wrote an article for Relevant entitled “Why I Am a Christian Republican.” I figured since I stole our Libertarian from Relevant, I might as well steal our Conservative from them too! 

In addition to writing for Relevant, The Washington Post, Christianity Today, and a few other places, Matthew blogs at Mere Orthodoxy. You can find him on Facebook and Twitter. Matthew and his wife live in St. Louis, where they enjoy letting others take them out to eat. 

You know the drill: If you have a question for Matthew, leave it in the comment section. At the end of the day, I’ll pick the top seven or eight questions and send them to Matthew. We'll post his response next week.  Be sure to take advantage of the “like” feature so that we can get a sense of what questions are of most interest to readers.  

I know political conversations can get heated, especially during an election year. Please remember the point of our interview series is not to debate or challenge, but to ask the sort of questions that will help us understand one another better. 

(You can check out the rest of the interview series—which includes an atheist, a Mormon, a humanitarian, an evolutionary creationist, a Catholic, an Orthodox Jew, a gay Christian, a Muslim, Quaker, and more—here.)

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