Patrick Miller describes himself as a “recovering political tribalist.”

Now a employees pastor at distinguished Columbia church The Crossing, Miller first wholly engaged with electoral politics in 2008, and the race between Senator John McCain and future-President Barack Obama. Satisfied an Obama victory would repair America’s fractures, he later felt the inadequacy of his idealism.

This led Miller to query simply how a lot Washington D.C. can do to revive one’s explicit place on this planet. Whereas he nonetheless affirms that nationwide politics matter, he started to position extra religion in native presence and never permitting better divisions to influence the best way we dwell in our communities.

“If my partisanship makes me dislike my neighbor who voted otherwise than I did, that truly makes my neighborhood a worse place to dwell,” he stated in a November interview.


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