Paradox wrestles through difficult questions with courageous honesty, sensitivity, and creative insight, fostering a safe and authentic environment for readers to express and explore their doubts. It issues a bold challenge for Christians to embrace what in truth can seem to be polar opposites and go deeper into a very real faith.
There are key truths essential to Christianity that can seem contradictory, yet authentic holiness not only embraces them, it is defined by them. This powerful and relevant study seeks to open disciples minds to Gods paradoxes, deepening followers faith and challenging them to not be conformed to popular thinking. Transformational growth happens as we move from resisting what we perceive as spiritual opposites, to embracing what God has designed to be formative spiritual tension holding it all together. Five chapters engage key tensions: old and new, faith and works, grace and truth, holiness and love, and trust and reason.
Matt LeRoy is a pastor of Love Chapel Hill and coauthor with Jeremy Summers of Awakening Grace.
Jeremy Summers is an ordained pastor, serving The Wesleyan Church as a denominational leader.