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The ability to strike a balance between these competing camps is the key to managing tension in the church and in the larger community---and Balancing Acts provides readers with the tools to find and nurture Christian unity in the face of political, cultural, and theological diversity. Whether the issue is women in ministry, presidential politics, immigration, homosexuality, or war, this book demonstrates how common ground can be found by people of faith who are willing to perform a balancing act between obligation and liberation.
In Balancing Acts, Henry Brinton draws on his own rich experience to offer a way of approaching hot-button social issues with both pastoral and prophetic care. It's a useful read for any pastor and should stimulate discussion in congregations everywhere.
Art Simon, Founder and President Emeritus, Bread for the World
How are we to minister and serve in the church today? Here is a healthy analysis of the challenge to faithful Christians in North American congregational life, provided by a thoughtful and experienced pastor. Brinton calls us to balance the obligation-keeping necessary for life together with the liberation-seeking call of the gospel. The work deserves a careful reading by both pastors and lay leaders in congregations, as well as by seminarians preparing to serve and lead the church.
Louis B. Weeks, President, Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education
Henry G. Brinton is the senior pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia, and senior writer for the preaching journal Homiletics. He is also a frequent contributor to the Outlook section of the Washington Post, writing on contemporary religious issues. Brinton is a graduate of Duke University (B.A.) and Yale Divinity School (M.Div.).
|Title: Balancing Acts: Obligation, Liberation, and Contemporary Christian Conflicts|
By: Henry G. Brinton
Number of Pages: 148
Vendor: CSS Publishing
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)|
Weight: 8 ounces
Stock No: WW023861
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