Timothy Keller & John Inazu: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference

Uncommon Ground (Nelson Books)

Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference
(Nelson Books, 2020)

WHO: Timothy Keller, a pastor and bestselling author, and John Inazu, the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis.

THEY SAY: “If our culture cannot form people who can speak with both conviction and empathy across deep differences, then it becomes even more important for the church to use its theological and spiritual resources to produce such people.”

THE BIG IDEA: Through personal stories and the stories of 12 contributors, the authors share perspectives on how we can interact respectfully with those who hold different beliefs and stay true to the gospel.

THE PROGRESSION:
Part 1, “Framing Our Engagement,” explores the roles through which we think about our engagement with others. Part 2, “Communicating Our Engagement,” looks at how we speak when we engage our neighbors in an increasingly pluralistic society. Part 3, “Embodying Our Engagement,” discusses how we embody our engagement with others.

“Jesus doesn’t tell us to tolerate our enemies. He says to love them.”

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