Not in It to Win It: Why Choosing Sides Sidelines The Church

Not in It to Win It: Why Choosing Sides Sidelines The Church

by Andy Stanley
Not in It to Win It: Why Choosing Sides Sidelines The Church

Not in It to Win It: Why Choosing Sides Sidelines The Church

by Andy Stanley


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Is it possible to disagree politically and love unconditionally? The reaction of evangelicals to political and cultural shifts in recent years revealed what they value most. Lurking beneath our Bible-laced rhetoric, faith claims, books, and sermons is a relentless drive to WIN!

But the church is not here to win. By every human measure, our Savior lost. On purpose. With a purpose. And we are his body. We are not in it to win anything. We are in it for something else entirely. That something else is what this book is about.

You'll discover:

  • How to take a stand the right way. You'll learn how to make your case with a posture of humility and understanding, rather than being fueled by the fear of losing something.
  • How to view politics through the lens of faith. Learn curiously, listen intentionally, and love unconditionally.
  • How the life of Jesus and his teaching applies to modern-day challenges in a fresh way. The "biblical" stand may not be what we've been taught.

Jesus never asked his followers to agree on everything. But he did call his followers to obey a new command: to love others in the same way he has loved us. Instead of asserting our rights or fighting for power, we need to begin asking ourselves: what does love require of me?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310138921
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 05/10/2022
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 616,110
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Communicator, author, and pastor Andy Stanley founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries (NPM) in 1995. Today, NPM consists of eight churches in the Atlanta area and a network of 180 churches around the globe that collectively serve over 200,000 people weekly. As host of Your Move with Andy Stanley, which delivers over 10.5 million messages each month through television, digital platforms, and podcasts, and author of more than 20 books, including Irresistible; Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets; and Deep & Wide, Andy is considered one of the most influential pastors in America.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: Unprecedented xv

Part 1 My 2020

1 Battle of the Buckets 3

2 Culture War Christianity 19

3 Canceled 35

Part 2 Our History

4 Kingdoms in Conflict 61

5 On Brand 76

6 One for the Win 106

7 The Supper of God 123

8 Inquisitor in Chief 146

Part 3 The Way Forward

9 Apply Only as Directed 171

10 Most Important Now 197

Notes 219

About the Author 230

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