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Answering for Conservatism as a Christian

February 10th, 2012 | 1 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

I'm loitering over at Rachel Held Evans' site these days as questions roll in about my opinions on matters faith and politics.  She was kind enough to let me interact with her readers on how I manage the delicate art of being a Christian and a political conservative.

This as part of the follow up--or clean-up, depending on how you think it went down--to the piece that dropped at Relevant earlier this week.

At any rate, don't read "answering for" there in that title too rigorously.   I'm not in the box, giving a defense.   My goal is simply to provide take on things, to call  them as the intellectual eye sees 'em.

My hope and goal in all of this is simply that which I had when we set out on Mere-O:  to test out the waters and see whether a conservative, Chestertonian and Lewis style of engagement could be repackaged and to have a lot of good conversations with folks smarter than I along the way.

So go on over, like one of the questions, and then come on back next week for my attempt at an answer.  

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is the Founder and Lead Writer of Mere Orthodoxy. He is the author of Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to our Faith and The End of Our Exploring: A Book about Questioning and the Confidence of Faith. Follow him on Twitter or on Facebook.