Ms. FitzGerald kicked off the evening's event with a short lecture outlining the history of the American Evangelical movement and its relationship to political movements over time. She then sat down to a lively discussion with Tim Ahrens (Senior Minister of First Congregational Church, UCC in downtown Columbus), and Rich Nathan (Senior Pastor of Vineyard Columbus), moderated by Paul Beck (Political Science, Ohio State). Much of the discussion centered around understanding the role of Evangelicals in the past election cycle. The conversation was then opened up to the audience who grappled with questions concerning the roles of churches in politics as well as the divides and misconceptions that plague the Evangelical movement. Finally, the audience was invited to continue the conversation with Ms. FitzGerald and the panelists at a reception.
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