"What might it mean for public and political life to be understood as an important dimension of following Jesus? As a part of Zondervan's Ordinary Theology series, Vincent E. Bacote's The Political Disciple addresses this question by considering not only whether Christians have (or need) permission to engage the public square, but also what it means to reflect Christlikeness in our public practice, as well as what to make of the typically slow rate of social change and the tension between relative allegiance to a nation and/or a political party and ultimate allegiance to Christ. Pastors, laypeople, and college students will find this concise volume a handy primer on Christianity and public life."
"Identifying the characteristics of a true Christian worldview, Bacote demonstrates the need for a public theology that stresses engagement between the church and the world. The Spirit in Public Theology should be required reading for pastors, students, and all Christians who want to take their faith beyong the four walls of the Church." -Wipf and Stock Publishers
Articles & other reflections
Institute for Faith, Work & Economics Blog
- Human Flourishing and the Moral Complexity of the Public Square
- Is There A 'Correct' Way for Christians to Engage the World?
- You May Not Realize It, but How You Think about the End Times Impacts Your Work
- The Soul in ... Advertising?
- Tradition, Business, and Culture
- Business as Discipleship?
- Business As Cultural Engagement?
- Faith, Work, and #Ferguson: An Opportunity for Us? (Patheos Blog, December 1, 2014)
- "Sex: We Still Need to Talk About It", The Christian Post
- "Frank Langella and Fame", thinkCHRISTIAN
- "Trayvon Martin, Patience and Self Reflection", The Christian Post
- "Are Secular Television Shows with Moral Messages Good for Christian Children?", Christianity Today
- "More 'Elephant Room' Noise", Urban Faith
- "Surprised by the Spirit", Cardus