Dr. Charles (Chuck) Gutenson is a church consultant andformer Chief Operating Officer of Sojourners. He previously served 10 years atAsbury Seminary in Kentucky, most recently as the professor of Theology andPhilosophy. He received an M.Div. from Asbury in 1995 and a PhD inPhilosophical Theology from Southern Methodist University in 2000. A member ofthe International Society of Theta Phi, an honor society for theological students, scholars in the field of religion and outstanding religious leaders,Chuck is the author of three books (one forthcoming) and numerous articles on avariety of theological and philosophical articles.
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.
I am still wondering what enticed me to purchase this book. I joined the Army Air Corps years ago, was sent to Japan and wound up in the Korea War. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sherwood
Awesome book. Great perspective on critical public theology issues.Published 12 months ago by W. Spencer
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
I read this book in the midst of this year's bitter presidential campaign and found it a breath of fresh air. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Libby Bergstrom
It has been a long since I thought about church history. We sometimes miss the political part o f the church, that is not how it reacts to internal affairs but how it addresses the... Read morePublished on December 6, 2012 by Judith Tobey
I wish more people would read this book. As a pastor in the south, there has been a prevalent attitude that God is on one side of the political divide or the other and if you... Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Amazon Customer
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