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Hijacked

Hijacked

Responding to the Partisan Church Divide

by Mike Slaughter and Charles E. Gutenson

Hijacked is a must-read for anyone who is tired of the partisan bickering that divides not only our political culture, but our churches as well. This is essential reading for Christians of all stripes as we approach the “silly season” of another election that threatens to drive the wedges between people of faith ever deeper."

 

—Jim Rice, editor, Sojourners magazine Join the Hijacked authors for a LIVE CHAT Thursday, March 15, 2-3 pm EST Here at the Patheos Book Club

Hijacked: About the Book

Hijacked: About the Book

A timely and important new book on the relationship between faith and politics explores how to rescue your church from the infiltration of partisan politics.

Book Excerpt: Bridging the Partisan Divide in Church

Book Excerpt: Bridging the Partisan Divide in Church

By Mike Slaughter

"The kingdom of Jesus is neither red or blue, left or right, tea nor coffee. As followers of Jesus, we represent an alternative party, the party of the Kingdom of God." Read an excerpt from the new book, "Hijacked".

Hijacked: About the Authors

Hijacked: About the Authors

Mike Slaughter is Lead Pastor of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio. Dr. Charles (Chuck) Gutenson is Chief Operating Officer of Sojourners. Read more about the co-authors of the new book "Hijacked."

A Q&A with Chuck Gutenson and Mike Slaughter

A Q&A with Chuck Gutenson and Mike Slaughter

"Let’s say Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and President Obama formed a book club to read this book. What would you want them to learn?" The authors of Hijacked respond to our questions about faith and politics in this exclusive Patheos Book Club interview.

Book Club Roundtable

Hijacked, or Sold Out?

Hijacked, or Sold Out?

By Frederick Schmidt

There isn't a thing in the list of strategies or even in the bit of theologizing that Slaughter and Gutenson do that I could not find something to like. But I am not convinced that that it is enough to blast free from the ideological bubble.

Liberty and Charity

Liberty and Charity

By Rachel Stone

In a nutshell: faith in Christ is the foundation, and that faith does call us to address social issues, but it also stands in tension with all political systems–and therefore our final affinity can't be with party or nation, but with Christ.

Partisanship is not the Problem

Partisanship is not the Problem

By Fred Clark

The book's subtitle conveys what sets this book apart from much of the genre. The real problem, the authors say, is not the partisanship, but the division.

Jacked by a Couple of Methodists

Jacked by a Couple of Methodists

By Dan King

I think Hijacked is among the best books in this overfull genre, and I think it will be helpful to many Christians during this election cycle.

The Problem with Partisan Religion

The Problem with Partisan Religion

By Greg Garrett

The problem for mainstream American Christianity has become a simple one: it has gotten itself so tied into the structures of power that it can hardly disentangle itself in its present form.

When Politics Trumps Our Religion

When Politics Trumps Our Religion

By Chuck Gutenson

Several research studies have shown that the church is commonly perceived as hypocritical, judgmental, and “too political.” Can anyone really imagine this will not worsen with a renewal of the culture wars?

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

By Sam Alexander

The authors understand that the conversation has been truncated, sometimes even eradicated, by fear. They offer a prescription to pull us out of that malaise. Love one another and get out of the ideological bubble.

Remember Who We Are

Remember Who We Are

By David Swartz

The authors take us through the twist and turns of how we learn to twist and turn the words of other people we disagree with. I found myself in here and the reader might too. That’s the point.

How We've Been Hijacked

How We've Been Hijacked

By Jonathan Fitzgerald

Why are evangelicals throwing their support behind Rick Santorum, a Catholic?

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