There always have been tensions in our faith—on the surface, many
defining truths of Christianity seem opposed to each other. But, as with
the strings of a guitar, what if the tension is exactly what creates
the music? What if Christianity’s essential truths are not in debate,
but in dialogue? Maybe the tension doesn’t pull truths apart, but holds
This is the heart of LeRoy and Summers: a deeper
faith that embraces the essential tensions in truth. Paradox wrestles
through difficult questions with courageous honesty, sensitivity, and
creative insight, fostering a safe and authentic environment for readers
to express and explore their doubts. It issues a bold challenge for
Christians to embrace what in truth can seem to be polar opposites and
go deeper into a very real faith.
Matt LeRoy is a pastor of Love
Chapel Hill, an eclectic church plant in downtown Chapel Hill, North
Carolina. He is coauthor with Jeremy Summers of Awakening Grace
(Wesleyan Publishing House).
Jeremy Summers is an ordained
pastor, serves The Wesleyan Church as a denominational leader, and is
passionate about spiritual formation in the church.