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From Distrust to Trust: Controversies and Conversations in Faith Communities

Timothy J. Bonner

From Distrust to Trust: Controversies and Conversations in Faith Communities by Timothy J. Bonner and Matthew B. Sturtevant is a deep dive into how churches navigate politically divisive issues, stretching and growing to include worshipers with diverse experiences and beliefs. Based on their research into churches discerning whether to perform same-sex marriages, Bonner and Sturtevant identify model practices and pitfalls for churches engaging in potentially controversial decisions. Their work incorporates a variety of perspectives, drawing on the experiences of churches in the Midwest, as well as both coasts. This book's tools can help churches embrace trust through disagreements and grow in love.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Judson Press
  • Publish Date: May 15th, 2023
  • Pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9780817018429
  • Categories: Institutions & OrganizationsReligion, Politics & StateSexuality & Gender Studies

About the Author

Timothy J. Bonner, MS, MA, DMIN, LCP is a licensed clinical psychotherapist in Lawrence, KS. After over three decades as a psychotherapist in community mental health centers, he completed this study for his dissertation at Central Theological Seminary, Shawnee, KS, where he received a Doctor of Ministry Degree in May 2020. Matthew B. Sturtevant, MDIV, DMIN is one of the pastors of the First Baptist Church of Lawrence, KS. He has conducted ministry in Baptist churches in Kentucky and Kansas since 1998, and has received education in Kentucky (Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary), South Carolina (a Clinical Pastoral Education residency in Columbia), and Chicago (Chicago Theological Seminary).