Senator Coons’ Prayer Across the Aisles

The Russell Moore Show

Feb 1 2023 • 43 mins

Are events like the National Prayer Breakfast merely displays of civil religion? What does it look like for Christian political leaders to unite during such a divided time in American life? And what is the role of the government when it comes to managing the influence of social media? These are just some of the many questions that Delaware Senator Chris Coons and Russell Moore address during today’s episode. In light of the upcoming National Prayer Breakfast on February 2, Coons, who has co-organized the event in prior years, talks about what it looks like for such events to have an “honest, humble spiritual core.” Coons’s interest in authentic faith serves as a throughline for this episode. He and Moore wade into topics such as caring for the unborn, privacy regulations, and disinformation. And the senator talks about welcoming the refugee, praying for your enemies, and making political decisions according to a Christian ethic. Learn more about Senator Coons and the National Prayer Breakfast:  Senator Chris Coons “Concerns Over Prayer Breakfast Lead Congress to Take It Over” by The Associated Press “Chris Coons: Why I pray for Donald Trump” by Chris Coons for The Washington Post Click here for a trial membership at Christianity Today. “The Russell Moore Show” is a production of Christianity Today Executive Producers: Erik Petrik, Russell Moore, and Mike Cosper Host: Russell Moore Producer: Ashley Hales Associate Producers: Abby Perry and Azurae Phelps  CT Administration: Christine Kolb Social Media: Kate Lucky Director of Operations for CT Media: Matt Stevens  Production Assistance: coreMEDIA Audio Engineer: Kevin Duthu  Coordinator: Beth Grabenkort  Video Producer: John Roland  Theme Song: “Dusty Delta Day” by Lennon Hutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit