A Letter to My Anxious Christian Friends
Dizzying social changesNsuch as the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriageNseem to challenge or overturn long-standing Christian teachings, while disputes over issues such as immigration, racism, and the abuse of police authority create uncertainty about what a faithful Christian response looks like. Small wonder, then, that many Christians are anxious about what it means to be a follower of Jesus in the world today.Leading Christian ethicist David P. Gushee explores the social and political changes that are causing Christian anxiety, offering ways to understand and act on these issues that are grounded in the reign of God rather than in human fear. What do we see when we look at a given political issue, argument, or candidate? What do we wish to see? Gushee helps average Christians think through and make sense of their fears and anxieties about rapid social change in American society, showing how our faith is calling us not to fear and worry but to hope.