Understanding our religious neighbors is more important than ever-but also more challenging.
In a world of deep religious strife and increasing pluralism it can
seem safer to remain inside the "bubble" of our faith community.
Christian college campuses in particular provide a strong social bubble
that reinforces one's faith identity in distinction from the wider
society. Many Christians worry that engaging in interfaith dialogue will
require watering down their faith and accepting other religions as
equally true. Bethel University professors Marion Larson and Sara Shady
not only make the case that we can love our religious neighbors without
diluting our commitment, but also offer practical wisdom and ideas for
turning our faith bubbles into bridges of religious inclusion
and interfaith engagement. Drawing on the parables of Jesus, research on
interreligious dialogue, and their own classroom experience, Larson and
Shady provide readers with the tools they need to move beyond the
bubble. Interfaith dialogue is difficult, and From Bubble to Bridge is the timely guide we have been waiting for.