Split Ticket: Independent Faith in a Time of Partisan Politics

Split Ticket: Independent Faith in a Time of Partisan Politics

by Amy Gopp, Christian Piatt, Brandon Gilvin
     
 

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Split Ticket takes on one of the most critical issues in the public eye right now: the complicated relationship between religious belief and political engagement. This collection of essays reflects the many different perspectives on this subject, not only on the reductive "liberal-conservative" axis, but also by taking the diversity of American Christianity (and…  See more details below

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Split Ticket takes on one of the most critical issues in the public eye right now: the complicated relationship between religious belief and political engagement. This collection of essays reflects the many different perspectives on this subject, not only on the reductive "liberal-conservative" axis, but also by taking the diversity of American Christianity (and America) into consideration. Each essay concludes with thought-provoking questions.

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Publishers Weekly
At a time when partisan politics involves backbiting and cynicism, here is a collection of essays about politics aimed at unity and hope. In the spirit of a friendly roundtable, the essay writers, mostly 20- and 30-something pastors, each discuss the importance of Christians' involvement in political activism. The writers represent areas from Los Angeles to Bosnia and take up a variety of causes both systemic and personal, including genocide and affordable housing. Their diversity proves that Christians "are not a monolith" and must wade through what are characterized as competing truths in discerning whether to advocate. Some urge Christians to fight the power of empire, citing the way Jesus challenged the status quo to effect change. Others retreat from activism, citing Jesus's pacifism. Yet the authors all agree that Christians should work against injustice in some way and should employ peaceful debate to work toward unity. Using their own tales of injustice in a post-9/11 world, they force Christians to wake up and take a stand--even if they themselves cannot agree on exactly what that should be. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827234741
Publisher:
Christian Board of Publication
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Series:
WTF Where's the Faith? Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

The Rev. Amy Gopp responds to her calling to the work of Christ by serving as a global activist and peacemaker-one who through dynamic preaching and creative teaching urges God's people to engage in compassionate service that imbues hope and empowerment for all. An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Amy currently serves as the Executive Director for Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee, and development ministry fund of the Disciples church.

Brandon Gilvin currently serves as the associate director for Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee, and development ministry fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is the author of Solving the DaVinci Code Mystery and co-wrote Wisdom from the Five People You Meet in Heaven with Rev. Heather Godsey. He has worked in congregational ministry and with ecumenical organizations based in Nairobi, Kenya and Toronto, Canada.

Christian Piatt is a managing editor for PULP, an independent alt-monthly publication for southern Colorado; a musician, spoken word artist, and cofounder of Milagro Christian Church in Pueblo,
Colorado; cocreator and coeditor of the WTF? (Where's the Faith?) book series; contributor to theooze.com and Red Letter Christians blog.

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