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I am not a social activist : making Jesus the agenda

Author: Ronald J Sider
Publisher: Scottdale, Pa. : Herald Press, ©2008.
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Sider, Ronald J.
I am not a social activist.
Scottdale, Pa. : Herald Press, c2008
(OCoLC)679895436
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald J Sider
ISBN: 9780836193961 0836193962
OCLC Number: 177819863
Description: 213 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Jesus, be the center --
What keeps you going, Ron? --
I'm not a social activist --
Visibility, vanity and the media --
Reflecting the whole Christ --
Family and marriage --
My Father's briefcase --
Living between Christmas and Easter --
Twice helpless, always beloved --
The awesome goodness of human love : a meditation at Christmas --
Wedded witness --
Departures --
Devotional snuggling --
Theological fragments --
Heaven is not my home --
Naming sin and communicating compassion --
Embracing finitude --
Politics and Christmas --
Naturalism versus theism : an honest search for truth --
Combining evangelism and social action --
A tale of two churches --
Holistic ministries start small --
Eight keys to holistic ministry --
Injustice against women --
Evangelicalism --
Why would anybody ever want to be an evangelical? --
Are evangelical leaders on their way to hell? --
An alternate evangelical voice --
Needed : a progressive evangelical network --
On giants' shoulders --
What should evangelicals do now? --
A new evangelical consensus on politics? --
The scandal of the evangelical conscience --
Never before in American history --
Taking another step together --
Wealth, poverty, materialism and Sabbath --
They're still hungry : we're still rich --
Christians and materialism : is it 'Godly'? --
Consumers, advertisers, workaholics and the Sabbath --
A growing movement to overcome global poverty --
Peace and nonviolence --
What exists is possible --
War and peace : it's time to live what we preach --
The way of the cross : nonviolent resistance --
Thinking politically --
Can our politics be Christian? --
If I had one political wish --
Could churches and synagogues help? --
The congress that stole Christmas --
Needed : an evangelical political philosophy --
Should we have attacked Iraq? : what kind of world will we promote? --
Blinded by fright.
Responsibility: Ronald J. Sider ; foreword by Myron S. Augsburger.
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A fine memoir and stepping stone into Sider's other works

by ericbradley (WorldCat user published 2009-08-05) Good Permalink

As a collection of small editorials written or spoken by Sider over the past fifteen years, this easy to read book flows like a memoir. While I am not convinced with Sider's views on politics, he is a breath of fresh air: a evangelical focused on social justice with a lifelong testimony to back it...
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