Geoffrey W. Sutton
“Christian churches accept and love people unconditionally, regardless of how people look or what they do.” (p. 185)
“It strikes me as unChristian that we often have more charitable attitudes toward ideological allies than we do toward brothers and sisters in Christ with whom we disagree on matters of politics.”Since 2015, Christians have been fiercely divided over birth control-- especially the kind that can end a pregnancy, same-sex relationships, same-sex marriage, freedom of people to refuse services to people who identify as LGBT, public restroom use by transpersons, and so forth.
Christians and secularists interested in social trends may find UNChristian a good place to begin additional research. My full review has been published and can be downloaded at no charge (see links to Academia and ResearchGate below).
Some quotes I like (from Goodreads)
“Arrogance is perhaps the most socially acceptable form of sin in the church today. In this culture of abundance, one of the only ways Satan can keep Christians neutralized is to wrap us up in pride. Conceit slips in like drafts of cold air in the winter. We don't see it, but outsiders can sense it.”
“Having spent time around “sinners” and also around purported saints, I have a hunch why Jesus spent so much time with the former group: I think he preferred their company. Because the sinners were honest about themselves and had no pretense, Jesus could deal with them. In contrast, the saints put on airs, judged him, and sought to catch him in a moral trap. In the end it was the saints, not the sinners, who arrested Jesus.”
Sutton, G. W. (2012). [Review of the book: Unchristian: What a new generation really thinks about Christianity…and why it matters by D. Kinnaman & G. Lyons]. Journal of Christianity and Psychology, 31, 84-85. Academia Link ResearchGate Link
Also, A House Divided Website