A House Divided: Engaging the Issues Through the Politics of Compassion

A House Divided: Engaging the Issues Through the Politics of Compassion

by Mark Feldmeir


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In our current culture of conflict, Americans need a better way of relating to one another and responding to controversial issues; a way that transcends political partisanship and emphasizes universal care, mutual concern, and the flourishing of the common good. In A House Divided, Feldmeir suggests that the solution to our political entrenchment is a shared commitment to practicing a politics of compassion; the motivating, unifying ideals of the gospel that insist that we work together for the benefit of the common good. Feldmeir explores eight of the most divisive issues our day; climate change, immigration, medical aid in dying, Islamic extremism, racism, health care, homosexuality, and preventing suicide; through the lens of a Christian ethic of love, seeking to identify those shared values that affirm our commonality and inspire a more creative and collaborative approach to finding practical solutions and healing our divisions. Each chapter includes a study guide for small group conversations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780827200968
Publisher: APG Sales & Distribution
Publication date: 09/08/2020
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 452,068
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Rev. Mark Feldmeir has served as Senior Pastor at Saint Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, CO since 2014. He previously led United Methodist congregations in San Diego and Orange County, CA. Mark has served on the Adjunct Faculty at Claremont School of Theology, lectured at various conferences throughout the country on topics ranging from preaching, leadership, and pop culture, and is the author of three previous books.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Climate Change 7

2 Racism 20

3 Immigration 33

4 Healthcare 45

5 Medical Aid in Dying 57

6 Islamic Extremism 69

7 Homosexuality 80

8 Social Isolation and Suicide 90

Epilogue 103

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