* Pluralism, homosexuality, the environment, American exceptionalism, abortion, the problem of evil . . . committed followers of Christ often disagree on how to respond to these tough issues. Where can we find trustworthy guidance? In Scripture, says McFarland! Offering an in-depth, accessible exploration of hard questions facing our culture, he reveals biblical answers rooted in historical Christian thought. 224 pages, softcover from Baker.
Is agreeing to disagree good enough for God's family? Christians don't necessarily agree with each other when it comes to questions of religious pluralism, homosexuality, the role of government, abortion, and war. Too often, we manage these disagreements by ignoring them. Yet we are called to engage the world for the sake of Christ. How can we be effective if we avoid society's most pressing questions?
In 10 Issues That Divide Christians, Alex McFarland challenges Christ-followers to drill down to the biblical core of ten current issues--such as social justice, evil and suffering, pornography, and environmentalism, among others--and echoes the biblical invitation: "Come let us reason together." Only by engaging the Scriptures deeply, thinking clearly, and speaking truthfully can we in God's family address our differences and discover the peace that comes with unity of purpose. With the Bible as our guidebook and the Spirit as our guide, we can respond to today's urgent questions with the mind of Christ.
Alex McFarland is a speaker, writer, and advocate for Christian apologetics. He serves as director of the Center for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University, a leading Christian college in the United States. He has spoken in hundreds of locations throughout North America and internationally and has preached in more than 1,300 churches. Alex has been featured at conferences such as The Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family's Big Dig, and California's Spirit West Coast. Alex is the author of several books, including the bestseller The 10 Most Common Objections to Christianity. He is a graduate of Liberty University and lives with his wife in Colorado.
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