Author, Speaker Skye Jethani to Speak on Voting, Politics at Taylor University
Skye Jethani, a popular author, speaker and podcaster, will be the featured speaker at Taylor University Thursday evening at 8:00 and Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Jethani is also an ordained pastor and serves as the co-host of the popular Phil Vischer Podcast, a weekly show that blends cultural and theological insights with comical conversation. Between 2004 and 2015, Jethani occupied numerous roles at Christianity Today, where he served as managing and senior editor of Leadership Journal and as the Director of Mission Advancement for the organization. He was also the senior producer of This Is Our City, a multi-year, multi-city project telling the stories of Christians working for the common good of their communities.
Jethani has also served as a consultant for groups facing challenges at the intersection of faith and culture like The Lausanne Movement, The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and the Interfaith Youth Core. He has also written the column On Faith for The Washington Post, and also written for Relevant, ChurchLeaders.com, and The Huffington Post.
He has authored three books: The Voting Booth (eBook), The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity (2009), WITH: Reimagining the Way You Relate to God (2011), and Futureville (2014). His latest writing project is the With God Daily Devotional.
“In The Voting Booth, Skye Jethani presents different ways of thinking about involvement with culture, others and interacting with differing political narratives,” said Steve Austin, Associate Dean for Student Leadership and Director of Student Programs at Taylor University. “As people who are fully steeped in our relationship with the incarnate, risen Christ, how do we live those beliefs out and what impact do our beliefs have when thinking about elections, politics and interaction with people who live in, and throughout our community? That is why I am very excited for Skye Jethani to share – he won’t tell anyone how to vote, or for whom to vote, but will point us toward Christ.”
Jethani will also be the featured speaker at Chapel on Friday at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited; there is no charge for admission.