Our guest for today's FRC Bloggers' Briefing was Dr. Charles Dunn, dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University. Dr. Dunn discussed the upcoming presidential candidates and the future of religion in American politics. Tomorrow Dr. Dunn will be hosting Regent's 2nd Annual Ronald Reagan Symposium, which will address such issues as whether religion has a proper role in politics, if Christians over-emphasize politics, and whether Americans can come together when religion often divides.

The event will be streamed live via webcast (see this link). Bloggers interested in interviewing Dr. Dunn or any of the conference panelists can contact me at jpc[at]frc.org.

The following is a schedule for the Symposium:

9:00 a.m. 10:10 a.m. Speaker Introductions. Speakers 15-20 minutes Main Theater

  • Hadley Arkes, That Superintending Principle: The Author of the Law that was there before the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
  • Daniel Dreisbach, George Washington on Religions Place in Public Life
  • Michael Novak, Lessons from the Founders
  • Jean Bethke Elshtain, Religion in the Public Square

10:10 a.m. 10:20 a.m. BREAK Theatre Lobby

10:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m. First Panel Discussion, with Q & A Main Theatre

11:30 a.m. 1:15 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. 2:40 p.m. Speaker Introductions. Speakers 15-20 minutes Main Theatre

  • Marvin Olasky, Evangelical Political Models: Fenimore Cooper or William Wilberforce
  • Darryl Hart, Left Turn? Evangelicals and the Future of the Religious Right
  • Michael Cromartie, Red God, Blue God: Is There a God Gap between the Parties
  • Michael Barone, Politics and Religion in the Post-Reagan Era

2:40 p.m. 2:50 p.m. BREAK Theatre Lobby

2:50 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Second Panel Discussion continued, with Q & A Main Theatre


If youre a social conservative who blogs and are interested in participating in the briefings, send me an email at jpc[at]frc.org.