Are You at War with Someone Jesus Loves?Many Christians are. We find it much easier to judge those outside the church than to love them. Yet Jesus did not come to condemn the world, but to save it. It is time we took on his attitude of servanthood--time to share not canned presentations, but our hearts and lives. Rich Nathan helps us understand how. Tackling five knotty current issues, he takes us inside the worldviews and street-level realities of postmodernists, New Agers, homosexuals, feminists, and liberals in order to better understand them, and to see beyond categories to real faces, real needs, and real hearts that long to be welcomed. Nathan reveals both the errors that we must challenge, and unexpected truths that will challenge us. Most important, he helps us to see individuals who long to experience the redemptive touch of Jesus--through us.
Table of Contents
Preface 9 (11)
Acknowledgments 11 (2)
Who Is My Enemy? 13 (26)
Part 1: Is the Postmodernist My Enemy?
The Hodgepodge on the Highway 39 (14)
Understanding the Postmodernist 53 (24)
Today's Diversity 77 (26)
Part 2: Is the Feminist My Enemy?
Was Jesus a Feminist? 103(21)
What Should We Think of Feminists? 124(17)
What Roles Are Open to Women in the Church? 141(22)
Part 3: Is the Homosexual My Enemy?
Judgment, Tolerance, and the Spread of Gay 163(19)
Understanding the Homosexual 182(27)
Part 4: Is the New Ager My Enemy?
A Closer Look at New Agers 209(28)
Part 5: Is the Liberal My Enemy?
Practicing the Welcome of the Kingdom 237(28)
Appendix: Listing of Web Links 265(3)