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Hijacked: About the Authors
Now Featured at the Patheos Book Club
Responding to the Partisan Church Divide
By Mike Slaughter and Charles E. Gutenson, with Robert P. Jones
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
About the Authors
Mike Slaughter is Lead Pastor and Chief Dreamer of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, Ohio. Located in the struggling "rust belt," Ginghamsburg strives to be the hands and feet of Jesus, serving those in need from Dayton to Darfur. Under Mike's leadership, the church has grown from 90 worshipers a week to over 5,000. Mike's other books include Christmas Is Not Your Birthday, Change The World, UnLearning Church, and Upside Living in a Downside Economy.
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Gutenson is Chief Operating Officer of Sojourners. He previously served 10 years at Asbury Seminary in Kentucky, most recently as the professor of Theology and Philosophy. He received a M.Div. from Asbury in 1995 and a PhD in Philosophical Theology from Southern Methodist University in 2000. A member of the 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 a variety of theological and philosophical articles.
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., writes a weekly column for the Washington Post "On Faith" section and is frequently featured in national media stories on religion and politics.