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 10 current issues - such as social justice, evil and suffering, pornography, and environmentalism - and he 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 and the Spirit as our guides, 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, sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Dr. James Dobson, Josh McDowell, Eric Metaxas and many others. 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.
How to live in proximity to one another, that’s politics. In 10 Issues That Divide Christians, McFarland reminds us that the gospel is never merely personal. As we are transformed from the inside out, we bring hope to our communitieswhether at school, work or play. Far from alienating others, living as salt and light in witness to the truth is an act of love, and a mandate for all who call themselves Christian.”
- Eric Teetsel, Director, Manhattan Declaration www.manhattandeclaration.org