Presidential Campaign Poster from 1900.

Jordan Ballor and I are hosting an Acton on Tap on Thursday October 28 at Derby Station in East Grand Rapids. The event starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. If you are in the Grand Rapids area and like humor, politics, and fellowship, please plan on attending. Here is our description from the event page:
On the eve of mid-term elections, Jordan J. Ballor and Ray Nothstine of the Acton Institute discuss the role of politics in contemporary American life, especially in relationship to the Christian view of government, social and political activism by churches and Christian organizations, and trends in the economy and political discourse. Join us for a discussion that will put the political in its place in relation to our broader social life together.

The description of course does not quite give justice to the event. I have stories about the infamous Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, Father Damien of Molokai, my former boss Congressman Gene Taylor, tea parties, former political consultant Lee Atwater, and Methodist Founder John Wesley. Do you see a connection? I don’t either. But it will make a lot more sense if you are in attendance tomorrow night.

  • Justin

    I’m a huge fan of what you guys are doing, but I’ll never have the chance to attend an Acton on Tap (at least, not in the foreseeable future) because I live in South Georgia. Have you ever considered having satellite meetings? If such things exist, how would I go about getting one started?

  • Jordan J. Ballor

    Justin, the best we can do for now is to attempt to provide some audio, video, and other coverage of these events. Check out my essay based on the little talk I gave last week, for instance.

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