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Christian Morality- Book Review

Christian Morality: An Interdisciplinary Framework                  for Thinking About Contemporary Moral Issues. Edited by   Geoffrey W. Sutton &   Brandon Schmidly Reviewed by   Various Reviewers Sutton, G. W. & Schmidly, B. (eds.). (2016). Christian morality: An interdisciplinary framework for thinking about contemporary moral issues . Eugene, OR: Pickwick . ********** Christian Morality is a timely and accessible resource that provides the reader with the language, the categories, the concepts that help us talk responsibly and respectfully to each other about the topics that matter most to us. The cultural and moral climate today begs for resources like this one. Heather Kelly , PsyD. ,  Professor of Psychology, Evangel University, Springfield, MO **********   As a rhetorician, I repeat often to students that “how we talk about things matters.”  What Sutton & Schmidly have provided in this text is an admonition to readers that how we THINK about things matters

Pagan Christianity - A Book Review


How unchristian! A Book Review

UNCHRISTIAN : WHAT A NEW GENERATION REALLY THINKS ABOUT CHRISTIANITY    ...AND  WHY IT MATTERS By   David Kinnaman & Gabe Lyons Reviewed by Geoffrey W. Sutton “Christianity has an image problem.” (p. 11). The book, UNChristian , summarizes Kinnaman and Lyon's research into the views of Christians and non-Christians about many social issues. And they find that young Christians hold some negative attitudes toward Christianity—Christians are anti-gay and judgmental, to name two. This is one of the books I read as I was writing about beliefs and values in  A House Divided . A telling statistic is the finding that only 20% of “outsiders” strongly agree with an important characteristic of Christians: “Christian churches accept and love people unconditionally, regardless of how people look or what they do.” (p. 185) Although this book was written a few years ago, the contemporary situation in the United States suggests that Christians are fierce