About a month ago a young man from Berlin came to visit on his vacation. Thorsten works for a conservative publication in Berlin and he also attends a church pastored by friends of ours. He came to the United States on his personal vacation time to study American politics, but specifically to answer the question: How does one live out their faith in the political arena?
Though he later continued to Washington D.C. and New York, he started his adventure here in Indiana. I was able to follow him through Indianapolis for a day in December, where I got to witness those meetings first hand.
He was somewhat of a young William Wilberforce from Berlin, really. I’m sure they are the questions that all Christians in such a position must ask themselves, however, this question was so sincere in Thorsten’s mind that he spent his vacation interviewing journalists, politicians, and news reporters to gain perspective.
talking with Lani Czarniecki and Bill Smith
Lunch at First Watch, Thorsten loved American burgers and this was his first time trying a Reuben. It was such a pleasure to be able to sit in on those meetings and gain a good dose of perspective as well. Having lunch and diner with him on more than one occasion also gave me a window into his character and contagious passion.