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History is clear: Whenever the church has aligned itself with worldly, coercive power, it ends up on the wrong side of important justice issues.But when the church cooperates with God's power through his presence among the least powerful, its witness for Jesus transforms the world into a better place.In Reckoning with Power, David Fitch unpacks the difference between worldly power, or power over others, and God's power, which engages not in coercion but in love, reconciliation, grace, forgiveness, and healing.In a world where we can see the abuses of power everywherein our homes, schools, governments, and churchesFitch teaches readers how to discern power and avoid its abuses and traumas. By learning from the church's historical pitfalls, Fitch empowers Christians to relinquish worldly power and make space for God to disrupt and transform our culture for his kingdom.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
David E. Fitch (PhD, Northwestern University) is the B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary and the cofounder of Missio Alliance. He is the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community, a missional church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and is currently on the pastoral staff at Peace of Christ Church in Westmont, Illinois. Fitch is the author of six books and writes and speaks frequently on cultural engagement, leadership, and theology. He has also written for Christianity Today, Outreach, and Catalyst.