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Reply To: Have you ever consciously or subconsciously used your faith to examine foreign policy? Was it harmful or helpful? Please elaborate.

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Haley Blauch
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Isaac, I really like the question you posed. I have been wrestling with that idea of whether we are flawd with hope towards redemption or are we mostly good with flaws that have stemmed from societal structures. It gets to the heart of original sin, the fall, resurrection, etc.

To your second point, I like how you noted that we are image bearers with the same capacity to do both good and evil. I attended a Faith and Law event recently on the Hill where John Stonestreet, the President of the Colson Center gave a talk on the Imago Dei. He reminded us that our identity is first rooted in Creation, then Christ. I think that was important for me to be reminded of so I can use my faith to engage with foreign policy more accurately and with the correct foundation of people in mind.