What Are We Fighting For?: Coming Together Around What Matters Most
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In What Are Fighting For?, Bishop Thomas Bickerton offers a way to move beyond the discord in the United Methodist Church and focus on what matters most - being faithful followers of Jesus Christ. He helps readers to move beyond the squabbling, seek God's heart, and focus on making and nurturing disciples for the transformation of the world.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1501815059
ISBN-13: 9781501815058

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With all the issues facing The United Methodist Church today, there are plenty of theories and opinions about what we should do. Frankly, many of us are weary of the relentless squabbling associated with all the rhetoric. What are we fighting for? This question not only points us to the futility of our disunity but also compels us to consider what we are fighting for—what deserves our greatest intensity and effort as we seek to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

Thomas J. Bickerton offers a way to move beyond all the discord to a hope-filled future by exploring how we can come together around what matters most so that the gospel of Jesus Christ becomes a vibrant part of our lives and witness. He says that fights, feuds, and uncertainties can distract us, leaving us ineffective and mired in mediocrity and decline; but focusing on what matters most causes our ministries to flourish and the church to become a relevant and vital presence in the community and world. With a warm and practical approach, he leads us on a journey of discernment, inviting us to explore:

  • the spiritual problem at the heart of the issues we’re facing,
  • three foundational reminders,
  • guidelines for determining the essentials necessary to make disciples,
  • a motto for working together in the midst of disagreement,
  • and thoughts about the ultimate essential, love.

Each chapter includes practical stories of real people and churches who are attempting to stay centered on what matters most as they live out the calling to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Whether you read the book alone or as part of a group study, you will find the courage to say yes to the things that are worth fighting for and no to the fighting that so easily distracts us.

Author Bio

Thomas J. Bickerton is a gifted storyteller and wise mentor who happens to be the Bishop of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. He is a native of West Virginia and the chief spokesperson for the denomination's "Imagine NO Malaria" campaign, which is reducing malaria-related death and illness in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to being an avid sports fan, he enjoys photography, movies, and travel. He and his wife, Sally, have four grown children.

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