By entering the culture wars, churchgoers in the United States have ushered the Left and the Right to even greater extremes. Battles over moral issues like abortion rights and homosexuality have now widened to include taxation and size of government, so that specific church affiliation has become an accurate predictor of political party affiliation. The extremists in American politics rely on Christians to be the engine that pushes the culture farther right or left.
Allen Hilton believes that religion isnÂt inherently divisive, and he suggests a new role for Christianity. Jesus prayed that his disciples might all be one, and this book imagines a proper answer to that prayer in the context of American polarization.
Rather than asking people to leave their political and theological beliefs at the church door, Hilton promotes a Christianity that brings people together with their differences. Through GodÂs transforming work, he writes, we can create a house united that will help our nation come back together.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)|
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Table of Contents
1 The Divided States of America 1
2 A Tale of Two Prayers 27
3 Righteous Minds 59
4 The Perils of Echo Chambers 79
5 The Dividends of Difference 99
6 Meeting through Mission 123
7 Christian Mingle 147
8 Courageous Conversations 171
9 How the Church Can Save the World 201
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book truly taps into the church’s failure to love one another, but the opens a beautiful invitation on how the church can, and is poised, to heal the world.