Once more, Americans are bracing themselves for a year of polarized politics in which candidates sling mud at their opponents. Complex moral and political issues are addressed in thirty-second soundbytes offering polar opposite solutions. Incendiary e-mails containing partial truths will be forwarded by the millions. And friends and family will find that their relationships are threatened by politics. We believe that it is possible that Jesus’ teaching may hold the key to a better way. In this series, we’ll hear from both Republicans and Democrats as we consider the role of government and the role of people of faith in finding solutions to these issues. As we do, we will find that the words of Jesus can lead us to tear down walls and build bridges as we seek a better way to do politics.