Jennifer Marshall has worked in public policy in Washington, D.C., for 25 years, engaging in public conversation and governmental policy on issues such as education, the family, and religious liberty. She is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Theology and Public Life, a visiting lecturer in practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and is currently working on a PhD in moral theology and ethics at Catholic University of America.

Living as we do in a time of such political upheaval, I asked Marshall about the role of the average Bible teacher in helping those they teach to be prepared to navigate inevitable discussions of political issues—and to live as citizens of heaven who are also citizens of this world.