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By Henry G. Brinton

American congregations are extra divided than ever over a wide diversity of theological and social matters -- and this ebook outlines an leading edge option to comprehend and tackle those tricky conflicts. 'Balancing Acts' introduces readers to the 2 significant non secular subject matters that animate existence in the US at the present time -- legal responsibility and liberation -- and discusses how such a lot Christians align themselves with the sort of attitudes. One crew specializes in the responsibilities of spiritual existence and seeks ethical readability, whereas the opposite has a tendency to work out faith as a liberation move and stresses God's love for the oppressed of the earth.

The skill to strike a stability among those competing camps is the most important to handling pressure within the church and within the higher group -- and 'Balancing Acts' presents readers with the instruments to discover and nurture Christian cohesion within the face of political, cultural, and theological range. even if the problem is ladies in ministry, presidential politics, immigration, homosexuality, or struggle, this e-book demonstrates how universal flooring are available by means of humans of religion who're prepared to accomplish a balancing act among legal responsibility and liberation.

"How are we to minister and serve within the church at the present time? here's a fit research of the problem to trustworthy Christians in North American congregational existence, supplied by way of a considerate and skilled pastor. Brinton calls us to stability the obligation-keeping valuable for all times including the liberation-seeking name of the gospel. The paintings merits a cautious examining through either pastors and lay leaders in congregations, in addition to by means of seminarians getting ready to serve and lead the church."
Louis B. Weeks, President
Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian tuition of Christian Education

"A transparent and compelling version for people and congregations wrestling with matters which are more and more dividing and polarizing the church and our society. via grounding his paintings within the primary but opposing biblical subject matters of legal responsibility and liberation, Brinton offers a method for us to maneuver from the labels of left and correct, conservative and liberal, towards a standard flooring the place discussion and knowing are possible."
Vanessa B. Andrews, Director
National Cathedral Association

Henry G. Brinton is the senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia, and senior author for the preaching magazine "Homiletics". he's additionally a common contributor to the Outlook component to the "Washington Post", writing on modern non secular concerns. Brinton is a graduate of Duke collage (B.A.) and Yale Divinity institution (M.Div.).

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