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The World is About to Turn

Mending a Nation's Broken Faith

Rick Rouse Paul O. Ingram

176 pages
Chalice Press
In these increasingly divisive times, how does God intend for us to live well together in the common life? Drawing from scripture as well as writings from a variety of other faith traditions and contemporary theologians, The World is About to Turn offers a practical guide for dialogue and mutual understanding for leaders of faith organizations, schools, and member of faith communities; everyone who hopes to make a positive difference in our corporate life together. Chapters include: The Failure of the American Religious Experiment; When Justice Rolls Down: Finding the Moral Courage to Do What is Right; Love One Another: Practicing Mercy and Compassion; Walking Humbly with God: Repentance and Reconciliation as a Path to a More Civil Society; Values Matter: Discovering Common Values in Many Faith Traditions; Embracing Differences: The Gift of Religious Pluralism; and Building Bridges of Hope: Ten Ways Forward with Multicultural and Inter Religious Dialogue. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter, as well as an appendix with liturgical worship resources, make this hopeful book perfect for small group study, class usage, and congregational leadership.
Author Bio
Rick Rouse has taught practical theology at both the undergraduate level and graduate level in the U.S. and Germany; he is a popular conference speaker; and serves as a parish consultant working with congregations in the areas of strategic planning, spiritual discernment, and leadership. A certified Spiritual Director and ordained Lutheran pastor for 45 years, he has served congregations in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. Paul Ingram is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Pacific Lutheran University where he taught courses in World Religions and Interfaith Dialogue for 34 years. He is the author of 15 books and is actively engagaged in community interfaith dialogue in his retirement.