In the Midst of the City: The Gospel and God's Politics
In the Midst of the City makes an elegant, profound connection between religion and politics. Thompson argues that Christian faith and politics are inseparable, and though the Gospel is inherently political, it is not partisan. To embody God's politics, we must first steep ourselves in God's vision for the world embodied in the Gospels, and only then can we act politically. This collection of essays and sermons addresses hot-button social issues of recent years by putting this principle into practice, challenging the reader to live God's politics and to be the vanguard of God's kingdom in the world.
- Publisher: Night Heron Media
- Publish Date: Sep 1st, 2018
- Pages: 160
- Language: English
- Dimensions: 7.90in - 5.00in - 0.40in - 0.40lb
- EAN: 9781942945697
- Categories: • Religious• Religion, Politics & State• Sermons - Christian
About the Author
Barkley Thompson is the dean of Christ Church Cathedral, in Houston, Texas, a historic, downtown congregation of 3,000 members. Christ Church has a more than century-long legacy of ministry to the marginalized and operates The Beacon, Houston's largest day center for the homeless. He is the author of the book Elements of Grace, as well as numerous journal and magazine articles. He also writes the popular blog, "God in the Midst of the City." Barkley holds degrees from Hendrix College, the University of Chicago, and the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas.
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