Balancing Acts: Obligation, Liberation, and Contemporary by Henry G. Brinton

By Henry G. Brinton

American congregations are extra divided than ever over a wide diversity of theological and social matters -- and this booklet outlines an cutting edge option to comprehend and handle those tough conflicts. 'Balancing Acts' introduces readers to the 2 significant religious subject matters that animate lifestyles in the US this day -- legal responsibility and liberation -- and discusses how so much Christians align themselves with this kind of attitudes. One crew makes a speciality of the duties of non secular lifestyles and seeks ethical readability, whereas the opposite has a tendency to determine faith as a liberation circulation and stresses God's love for the oppressed of the earth.

The skill to strike a stability among those competing camps is the main to coping with stress within the church and within the higher group -- and 'Balancing Acts' presents readers with the instruments to discover and nurture Christian team spirit within the face of political, cultural, and theological range. even if the problem is girls in ministry, presidential politics, immigration, homosexuality, or battle, this ebook demonstrates how universal floor are available via humans of religion who're keen to accomplish a balancing act among legal responsibility and liberation.

"How are we to minister and serve within the church this day? here's a fit research of the problem to trustworthy Christians in North American congregational lifestyles, supplied by way of a considerate and skilled pastor. Brinton calls us to stability the obligation-keeping precious for all times including the liberation-seeking name of the gospel. The paintings merits a cautious studying through either pastors and lay leaders in congregations, in addition to via seminarians getting ready to serve and lead the church."
Louis B. Weeks, President
Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian college 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 basic but opposing biblical subject matters of legal responsibility and liberation, Brinton offers a way for us to maneuver from the labels of left and correct, conservative and liberal, towards a typical flooring the place discussion and figuring out 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 element of the "Washington Post", writing on modern spiritual concerns. Brinton is a graduate of Duke collage (B.A.) and Yale Divinity institution (M.Div.).

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