By entering the culture
wars, churchgoers in the United States have ushered the Left and the
Right to even greater extremes. Battles over moral issues like abortion
rights and homosexuality have now widened to include taxation and size
of government, so that specific church affiliation has become an
accurate predictor of political party affiliation.
The extremists in
American politics rely on Christians to be the engine that pushes the
culture farther right or left. Allen Hilton believes that religion isn't
inherently divisive, and he suggests a new role for Christianity.
prayed that his disciples might all be one, and this book imagines a
proper answer to that prayer in the context of American
polarization. Rather than asking people to leave their political and
theological beliefs at the church door, Hilton promotes a Christianity
that brings people together with their differences. Through God's
transforming work, he writes, we can create a house united that will
help our nation come back together.