A House Divided: Engaging the Issues through the Politics of Compassion
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Drawing on his experience pastoring a large, politically-diverse congregation, Mark Feldmeir offers a biblically-based approach to engaging and responding to today’s most divisive political issues.
In our current culture of conflict, Americans need a better way of relating to one another and responding to controversial issues—a way that transcends political partisanship and emphasizes universal care, mutual concern, and the flourishing of the common good. Feldmeir suggests that the solution to our political entrenchment is a shared commitment to practicing a politics of compassion—the motivating, unifying ideals of the gospel that insist that we work together for the benefit of the common good. In A House Divided, Feldmeir explores eight of the most divisive issues of our day—climate change, immigration, medical aid in dying, Islamic extremism, racism, health care, homosexuality, and preventing suicide—through the lens of a politics of love, seeking to identify those shared values that affirm our commonality and inspire a more creative and collaborative approach to finding practical solutions and healing our divisions. Each chapter includes a study guide for small group conversations.