Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positionsheld by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on whatto do about it.
One solution that hasn t yet been tried, saysAdam Hamilton, is for thinking persons of faith to model for the rest of the countrya richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issuesthat divide us. Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of blackand white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of theissues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward.
He writes, "I don't expect you to agree with everything I've written. Iexpect that in the future even I won't agree with everything I've written here. Thepoint is not to get you to agree with me, but to encourage you to think about whatyou believe. In the end I will be inviting those of you who find this book resonateswith what you feel is true, to join the movement to pursue a middle way between theleft and the right - to make your voices heard - and to model for our nation and forthe church, how we can listen, learn, see truth as multi-sided, and love those withwhom we disagree."
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Seeing Gray ina World of Black and White - DVD
A five-session videoresource featuring Adam Hamilton teaching these concepts on DVD for group orindividual study. Includes leader's guide as well as bonus video.
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Where Faith and Politics Meet
Christ Christians and the Culture Wars
How shouldwe live, The Ethics of Jesus
Spiritual Maturity and Seeing Gray
What Would Jesus Say to America?