by Jeff W. Childers, Douglas A. Foster, & Jack R. Reese
In general, this book is about attitudes and postures, about the big picture. It's not our purpose to suggest specific strategies and detailed answers. This is not to say that we are uninterested in being practical. On the contrary, we believe that understanding our cultural context, getting our tradition and history in focus, and appropriating a view of Scripture that is theologically-driven and cross-shaped are eminently practical. Seeing the Bible and oursleves in healthier perspective will have a huge payoff in our churches. But it is beyond our power to provide, in this volume, specific answers to every situation of congregational conflict. That is the place of local communities of faith under the oversight of godly leaders dealign with the unique circumstances of their situation. We want to suggest ways we can focus our conversations on the core issues that drive our faith and practice and which can transform both what we discuss and how we discuss it. Moreover, we want to equip leaders with ways of dealing with conflict and looking at Scripture that reflect the crux of the Christian faith.
Dimensions (inches): 8.5 x 5.5
Weight (pounds): 0.85