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NR Live: Obama Faith-Based Office Insider on Christians, Politics and the White House

Michael Wear has written a book that gives fascinating insight into life working for the Obama Administration and the way the White House approached issues pertaining to the faith community. Wear was in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and worked on both the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Jim Geraghty wrote a review of “Reclaiming Hope” here, so you can glean some insight on the book.

In this interview, we discuss everything from the role President Obama’s faith played in his decision making to how Christians can deal with some of the hostility coming at them in the political public square. Take a listen, consider reading the book and if you aren’t already, begin to approach politics as a Christian with “joyful confidence” knowing that our job, in the end, isn’t victory — but faithfulness.