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Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel

Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel

by Jonny Rashid
Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel

Jesus Takes a Side: Embracing the Political Demands of the Gospel

by Jonny Rashid

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Overview

Jesus sides with the oppressed. Will you?

In a world divided by left and right, red and blue, many Christians have upheld a “third way” approach in pursuit of moderation, harmony, and unity. But if Christians are more concerned with divisiveness than with faithfulness, we have failed to grasp the gospel’s political demands. We do not see Jesus taking a “third way” between oppressor and oppressed. And as followers of Jesus, neither should we.

For the sake of our faith, for the sake of the least of these among us, and for Christ’s sake, Christians need to stand firmly for truth, peace, and justice. In Jesus Takes a Side, author Jonny Rashid lays out the political demands of following Jesus and offers strategies for how to engage politics practically and prophetically—even if it means taking a side.
 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781513810430
Publisher: APG Sales & Distribution
Publication date: 05/31/2022
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 336,479
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jonny Rashid has served as pastor for Circle of Hope, an Anabaptist cell church, for over ten years. He is father to Elaine and Agatha, and married to Kristen. He lives on Lenape land, colonized as Philadelphia, in the northern part of the city. He moved to Philadelphia from Lebanon, PA, where his parents emigrated from Egypt. He is an abolitionist and a housing activist. He is an avid home cook (find him on Instagram @foodpastor) and a perpetually disappointed Philadelphia sports fan. He spends too much time on Twitter, blogs at jonnyrashid.com, and hosts Circle of Hope's Resist and Restore podcast. He studied journalism, education, and history at Temple University and completed his Master of Divinity at Palmer Theological Seminary.
 

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 15

1 The Politics of My Body 19

2 Jesus Sides with the Oppressed 31

3 On God's Side 41

4 "Why Do You Have to Make Everything So Political?" 51

5 Faithfulness Requires Courage 65

6 The Lie of the Third Way 79

7 "Let Your Yes Be Yes" 93

8 The Kingdom of God Is Not Bipartisan 105

9 The Love of Christ Constrains Us to Vote 113

10 A Politically Prophetic Imagination 121

11 Practicality in Partnership with Imagination 137

12 The Disciplines of Anger and Hope 151

Acknowledgments 163

Notes 167

About the Author 175

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