September 12, 2012 ~ Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
As part of The Civil Conversations Project, Krista Tippett speaks with Jim Daly and Gabe Lyons. They are emerging figures of authority in important spheres of American Christianity that fall under the radar, especially in poll-oriented political seasons. They represent the diversity within American Evangelicalism that is lost in coverage of Christian voters and candidates, and the way this significant swath of American religiosity continues to evolve. Gabe Lyons is a voice for a new generation, and a new key, of evangelical: alienated by the strident public Christianity of recent decades, and committed to finding ways for Christian conviction to have a robust and constructive place in the pluralistic culture of the 21st century. Jim Daly shares this concern, even as he represents the legacy of Focus on the Family, one of the most publicly influential conservative “moral values” organizations of recent decades. He succeeded James Dobson as president of that organization.