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A Charitable Discourse: Talking About the Things That Divide Us

ISBN: 9780834125650
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
Number of pages: 192
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Homosexuality, social drinking, and politics . . .

Why is it so hard to talk about these topics and others like them in the church? What keeps us from having open and honest conversations about complex and controversial issues?

The silence in the pews about these matters can be deafening. Often members say little, fearing disagreement and rebuttal, others strongly assert half-truths and biases. Nothing gets truly discussed, and many, especially the youth, become discouraged and leave.

A Charitable Discourse insightfully explores why this happens, looking closely at the ways people avoid and prevent authentic dialog, from labeling and grandstanding to religious abuse. Seven controversial issues are discussed with understanding, sincerity, and compassion.

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