Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics [NOOK Book]

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Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it.

One solution that hasn’t yet been tried, says Adam Hamilton, is for thinking persons of faith to model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white ...

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Overview

Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it.

One solution that hasn’t yet been tried, says Adam Hamilton, is for thinking persons of faith to model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of the issues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward.

He writes, "I don't expect you to agree with everything I've written. I expect that in the future even I won't agree with everything I've written here. The point is not to get you to agree with me, but to encourage you to think about what you believe. In the end I will be inviting those of you who find this book resonates with what you feel is true, to join the movement to pursue a middle way between the left and the right - to make your voices heard - and to model for our nation and for the church, how we can listen, learn, see truth as multi-sided, and love those with whom we disagree."

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Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White - DVD
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Where Faith and
Politics Meet
Christ Christians and the Culture Wars
How should we live, The Ethics of Jesus
Spiritual Maturity and Seeing Gray
What Would Jesus Say to America?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426716645
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 114,934
  • File size: 839 KB

Meet the Author

Adam Hamilton is senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, one of the fastest growing, most highly visible churches in the country. How should we live, The Ethics of Jesus
How should we live, The Ethics of Jesus

Spiritual Maturity and Seeing Gray

What Would Jesus Say to America?
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Table of Contents

Foreword   Jim Wallis     ix
Introduction: Are Jerry Falwell and John Shelby Spong Our Only Options?     xiii
Seeing the Gray in a Black-and-White World
Are You Liberal or Conservative?     3
Straining Gnats     9
"If You Can't Say Anything Nice ..."     19
Stage Five: Spiritual Maturity and Gray     25
Finding the Sweet Spot     35
Shhh! Just Listen!     43
Being Pentecostal without Losing Your Mind     47
The Bible, Beliefs, and the Spiritual Journey
The Battle over the Bible     59
The Galileo Affair     73
Apes, Evolution, Adam and Eve     79
Is Your Jesus Too Small?     89
Will There Be Hindus in Heaven?     97
The Logic of Hell     113
Where Is God When Bad Things Happen?     121
In Praise of Honest Doubt     133
The Messy Truth about Spirituality     139
Politics and Ethics in the Center
Situation Ethics and WWJD     147
Abortion: Finding Common Ground     153
Homosexuality at the Center     165
The Questions of War     189
Faith and the Presidential Elections     211
A Worthy Vision for America     219
The Radical Center     227
Questions for Reflection and Discussion     237

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    Absolutely Great reading....

    This is not easy reading. It's a lot like reading George Will...But you WILL not find better perception than what Rev Adam Hamilton gives to the touchy subjects. The dude rocks!...

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