SummaryDarrell Bock talks about the political uses - and abuses - of the Bible.
Religion plays a significant role in every US presidential election – and this year is no exception. The candidates on either side of the aisle, and the religious leaders who back them, claim to know where Jesus stands on various issues, or what the Bible says about the hottest political topics. But do they?
In his latest book, How Would Jesus Vote?, Professor Darrell Bock suggests that the Bible challenges simplistic conclusions to complex issues, and encourages people to engage in respectful, passionate and peaceful dialogue instead.
In this interview, Simon Smart asks Professor Bock about the 2016 presidential candidates, what it looks like to apply biblical wisdom appropriately to politics, and how political culture would be different if he could just wave a magic wand and change one thing.