Christian Faithfulness in the Trump Age – 10 Books

November 23, 2016 — Leave a comment

 

Our list of theologically-informed resources that will serve to guide our churches in this new and unsettling age…

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8. 

The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right

Lisa Sharon Harper
(2016)

Christian allegiances with the Right and the Left have largely been driven by insufficient understandings of the Gospel, and what God is up to in the World. In this energizing book, Harper invites us into a Christian faith that is rooted in the biblical concept of shalom, the life of flourishing that God intends for all creation.

 

9. 

A Fellowship of Differents: Showing the World God’s Design for Life Together

Scot McKnight
(2015)

McKnight argues that our churches need to be communities where we are learning to be together and to collaborate with those who differ from us. This vision is much needed in the deeply divided America that has given rise to the presidency of Donald Trump.

 

10.

The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction

Adam McHugh
(2015)

At the heart of moving toward a deeper Christian faithfulness in the age of Trump is the practice of learning to listen, and especially to those with whom we disagree. Adam McHugh’s work here will guide us into the countercultural practice of listening.

 

PLUS ONE…

Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus

John Pattison / C. Christopher Smith
(2014)

This book is not officially part of this list because it is one I co-wrote, but I think that its call to be communities of God’s transformation in our particular places (versus trying to influence the politics of the nation) is as timely now as it ever was.

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