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Hijacked: Responding to the Partisan Church Divide Paperback – February 1, 2012
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About the Author
Mike Slaughter is the lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church. Under his leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church "media reformation," and cyber-ministry. Mike is the author of multiple books for church leaders, including Change the World, Dare to Dream, Renegade Gospel, A Different Kind of Christmas, Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Real Followers, Momentum for Life, UnLearning Church, and Upside Living in a Downside Economy.
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., is the CEO and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization dedicated to work at the intersection of religion, values, and public life. Dr. Jones writes a weekly column at “Figuring Faith,” a featured blog at the Washington Post On Faith section. He is a member of the national steering committee for the Religion and Politics Section at the American Academy of Religion and is an active member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research, the American Political Science Association, and the Society of Christian Ethics. He holds a Ph.D. in religion from Emory University, and a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before founding PRRI, Dr. Jones served as assistant professor of religious studies at Missouri State University. Dr. Jones is the author two academic books and numerous peer-review articles on religion and public policy. He is frequently featured in national media stories on religion and politics.
Top Customer Reviews
What disturbed me was the way some folks concluded that I obviously wasn't a Christian because I held this point of view.
Next time we have an election and we need to decide how to vote I'll be using some of the content from this book to help people think through their approach to such a complex question.
Its an easy read, but I recommend it to any pastors who know there isn't a `Christian' position and are looking to equip their people to make intelligent decisions. I thought that given it is American in origin it might be a bit lacking in relevance, but not at all.
I don't know who I will vote for in the next election, but I do know what will be shaping my thinking on the issue - and it will be the same principles as last time. Perhaps if we can develop a framework for making decisions and appreciate that no choice is without its problems then we can avoid this nonsense of declaring people no longer Christians because they don't tow the party line we have decreed as most `Christian'.
and show that the division between progressive and conservative is not a problem with faith
but with our understanding of what faith means and the true focus that loving one another
is not the same as loving more and more for me.
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I really liked the book. I am glad that more and more Christians are speaking out on this subject. Those of us who love the Lord but not the Republican party have felt like... Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Joyce Kaminski
The authors seemed to be suggesting solutions for problems that do not exist -- at least in our very large Methodist Church in the South. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by MoxT
This book attempts to place the blame for people walking out of the author's church on to the religious right. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by Don