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Is it possible to disagree politically and love unconditionally? The reaction of evangelicals to political and cultural shifts in recent years revealed what they value most. Lurking beneath our Bible-laced rhetoric, faith claims, books, and sermons is a relentless drive to WIN!
But the church is not here to win. By every human measure, our Savior lost. On purpose. With a purpose. And we are his body. We are not in it to win anything. We are in it for something else entirely. That something else is what this book is about.
How to take a stand the right way. You'll learn how to make your case with a posture of humility and understanding, rather than being fueled by the fear of losing something.How to view politics through the lens of faith. Learn curiously, listen intentionally, and love unconditionally.How the life of Jesus and his teaching applies to modern-day challenges in a fresh way. The "biblical" stand may not be what we've been taught.
Jesus never asked his followers to agree on everything. But he did call his followers to obey a new command: to love others in the same way he has loved us. Instead of asserting our rights or fighting for power, we need to begin asking ourselves: what does love require of me?
My biggest complaint about the book is that it’s based on what I view are false premises that if a Christian leader takes a stand politically that it necessarily means that 1) the leader is elevating political victory over God and 2) that such a stand would for sure permanently alienate all non believers from coming to Christ. Instead of being afraid to speak up against the growing evils in our society, if done in the right way when a Christian leader takes a stand for truth, people could be persuaded to re-examine their distance from God. In the audiobook Stanley seems to also have a chip on his shoulder that only his view could be accurate.