In the last chapter, you make a point to name the parts of you that remain from your upbringing, even as you've moved politically and theologically in your own life. Can you sum up what those are?
The things that remain with me are the responsibility to love people and our responsibility for justice. That's something we can't abandon as Christians. It's all throughout the Old Testament and New Testament, that God cares about justice and specifically justice for the poor. We have a responsibility to seek that in the world. So that's what remains for me—a passion for justice and the need to love people.
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