From the Back Cover
Are You a New Kind of Conservative? Conservative spokesman, author and pastor Joel C. Hunter forges a new path with A New Kind of Conservative. Hunter takes a provocative look at how faith and politics have interacted in America, giving civic-minded people a balanced and biblically-based approach to political involvement. The author speaks as a conservative Christian with traditional biblical stands regarding abortion and homosexuality, but expands it to include other biblical concerns, such as the environment, poverty, justice issues and AIDS. This is not the ideology and rhetoric associated with the Religious Right, but rather a broader look at politics that the Bible would have us address. Hunter shows how religion and politics do not have to be at odds with one another and offers the information and motivation needed to take responsible action.
Read this book and underline portions of it, and then quietly think about politics with the mind, love and concerns of Christ. Learn to see issues through a biblical worldview and then…get your sword out and, with Luther, stand in the places “where the battle rages there the loyalty of the soldier is proved.”
Author, Teacher and Key Life Network Radio Host
Joel Hunter remains firmly conservative in his theology, but he believes that the Bible also calls us to be a voice for the poor and to care for creation. A New Kind of Conservative represents this emerging centrist evangelical political movement.
—RONALD J. SIDER
President, Evangelicals for Social Action
About the Author
DR. JOEL C. HUNTER is senior pastor of Northland, A Distributed Church, in Longwood, Florida. Each weekend, approximately 12,000 people worship together in real time at multiple distributed sites throughout central Florida and at hundreds of smaller sites worldwide via the Internet. Dr. Hunter has become an internationally known spokesperson for compassion issues outlined in Scripture. He has a Bachelor of Science in education (history and government) from Ohio University, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry in culture and personality from Christian Theological Seminary, and an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Belhaven College. He serves on the board of directors of six organizations, including the National Association of Evangelicals.