Faith Steps encourages and equips people of faith to boldly and respectfully engage our neighbors and our culture on controversial issues—not as political partisans but as wise and winsome ambassadors. Marriage and sexual issues, freedom of faith and conscience, abortion, assisted suicide and human trafficking: The stands we take and the choices we make on such vital issues, as individuals and as a nation, matter now and for eternity. Whenever we adopt or reject God’s principles for living, we are taking momentous steps—faith steps—toward or away from God. Decisively rejecting the stifling notion that people of faith should remain mute on controversial social issues and shun the political arena, Faith Steps reveals the responsibility and opportunity for courageous and compassionate engagement with our neighbors and our culture.
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About the Author
Jonathan Imbody serves as Vice President for Government Relations and directs the Christian Medical Association’s Washington Office. As CMA’s liaison with the federal government, he has participated in over 30 White House meetings and events and makes over 200 personal contacts with Congressional leaders and government officials each year. Jonathan testified on euthanasia and assisted suicide before a U.S. Senate committee.
A veteran writer of more than 30 years, Jonathan authored Faith Steps, which encourages and equips Christians to engage in public policy issues. He has published more than 100 commentaries in The Washington Post, USA Today, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Sun-Times and many other national publications. World magazine featured his essay summarizing the major medical accomplishments and challenges of the past millennium. He has also written numerous magazine articles, marketing materials and educational curricula.
Jonathan’s writing focuses on public policy issues including freedom of faith, conscience and speech; human trafficking; abortion; assisted suicide; stem cell research; the role of faith in health; international health; healthcare policy; sexual risk avoidance and HIV/AIDS. His on-site research on euthanasia in the Netherlands formed the basis for the No Mercy video and a presentation at an international conference in The Hague.
Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and speech communications from the Pennsylvania State University, a master’s degree from Penn State in counseling and education and a certificate in biblical and theological studies from the Alliance Theological Seminary in New York.
Jonathan’s wife Amy is an author and leads the Redemptive Education movement. They have four children and four grandchildren.