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Stuck together : the hope of Christian witness in a polarized world / J. Nelson Kraybill.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Harrisonburg, Virginia : Herald Press, [2023]Description: 239 pages ; 21 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9781513810645
  • 1513810642
  • 9781513810652
  • 1513810650
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 170/.44 23/eng/20230105
LOC classification:
  • BJ1278.A3 K73 2023
Other classification:
  • REL012110 | REL023000
Contents:
Small actions can have big consequences -- Boundaries are necessary but can polarize -- Jesus also lived in a polarized society -- We are lepers in a world that needs healing -- Why Jesus and Nicodemus talked in the dark -- The big challenge is to listen well -- Our stories change how we read the Bible -- Paul boldly bridges the Jew-Gentile polarity -- Right remembering fosters healing -- Systemic racism shaped my neighborhood -- What draws the global church together? -- Deep spiritual wells can replenish hope.
Summary: "What does it mean to be a peacemaker in a polarized world? It can feel as if the world-and the church-has never been more polarized. But when we feel worn down by the chasms dividing us, we can take hope from the early Christian vision of God uniting all things in Christ, a hope that can lead us to act. Stuck Together explores Bible stories and narratives ancient and modern that inspire us to open hearts and minds to persons with whom we disagree as we gain confidence in our own convictions. Drawing from Scripture, from his own life journey, and from the witness of others, author J. Nelson Kraybill demonstrates how even small steps of reconciliation by confessionally grounded Christians can have big effect and give loving Christian witness in a polarized church and society. "-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Small actions can have big consequences -- Boundaries are necessary but can polarize -- Jesus also lived in a polarized society -- We are lepers in a world that needs healing -- Why Jesus and Nicodemus talked in the dark -- The big challenge is to listen well -- Our stories change how we read the Bible -- Paul boldly bridges the Jew-Gentile polarity -- Right remembering fosters healing -- Systemic racism shaped my neighborhood -- What draws the global church together? -- Deep spiritual wells can replenish hope.

"What does it mean to be a peacemaker in a polarized world? It can feel as if the world-and the church-has never been more polarized. But when we feel worn down by the chasms dividing us, we can take hope from the early Christian vision of God uniting all things in Christ, a hope that can lead us to act. Stuck Together explores Bible stories and narratives ancient and modern that inspire us to open hearts and minds to persons with whom we disagree as we gain confidence in our own convictions. Drawing from Scripture, from his own life journey, and from the witness of others, author J. Nelson Kraybill demonstrates how even small steps of reconciliation by confessionally grounded Christians can have big effect and give loving Christian witness in a polarized church and society. "-- Provided by publisher.

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