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Encounter: Christianity and American Politics

  • Upper Fellowship Room 1435 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA, 93109 United States (map)

Christianity and American Politics

How can Christians navigate an increasingly contentious and polarized political environment?  Join Westmont Political Science Professor Tom Knecht as we explore the intersection of faith and American politics.  The September 30th lecture, entitled "Polarization and the Pews," will take an empirical look at how many Christians approach politics.  The following week's lecture, "Shrink Your Core," will explore how Christians can become more effective participants in the political process.

A light lunch will be provided.

For childcare, please RSVP to by October 4th.

Tom Knecht is a Professor of Political Science at Westmont College. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stanford University and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has published work on American public opinion and foreign policy, homelessness, and gender in higher education.  His current research examines the politics of sports. 

Earlier Event: October 7
Lunch with LLIV
Later Event: October 14
Encountering the Enneagram