New today: James Guth reviews Ryan Claassen, why church planters should be seen as long-term missionaries, public policy and loving your neighbor
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James L. Guth reviews Ryan L. Claassen's book Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans? Religious polarization among activists and voters exists, in ever-increasing quantity. The question is, why?
Harvest in due time, by Carol Howard Merritt. Sustainability is certainly a goal for most church plants. But have denominations set up a model that is sustainable for pastors?
Public policy and love of neighbor in a time of transition, by Jeffrey R. Baker. The long arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice, but it does not bend by itself or quickly.
Why the church is a bad sport, by David Williams. The tennis video's a great example of good sportsmanship, or so we are told. Here someone willing to lose, because winning at the expense of honesty would be unacceptable.
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