Growing Up Into Both/And

One of the hallmarks of the Generous Space Community is the willingness to embrace “both / and.” Much of our world is split into an “either / or” mentality. Either you are liberal or you are conservative. Either you are affirming or you are non-affirming.  Such polarity can quickly deteriorate into extremes and in worst…

The Jesus Factor in Justice and Peacemaking

“This book asks-and answers-all the questions that rumble in the back of my mind as I think about how to be faithful to my religious tradition while working side by side with people of many different faiths to engage in building peace. The book truly meets the practitioners of peacebuilding halfway–addressing our dilemmas, theories, and…

Ambassadors of Reconciliation, Volume 2: Diverse Christian Practices of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking

Restorative justice refers to a social movement that seeks to repair interpersonal, communal, and social injustices without recourse to violence or retribution. Volume two analyzes the contemporary terrain of restorative justice and peacemaking in North America and profiles the exemplary work of nine practitioners who incarnate the scriptural vision in real life contexts of profound…

Inclusion: Making Room for Grace

Inclusion, says the author, is a discipline of consciously extending the boundaries of our communities to embrace and affirm people of diverse backgrounds and experiences. In this resource for ministers and church leaders, Law provides models, theories, and strategies that are both practical and theologically sound for moving faith communities toward greater inclusion.   Inclusion:…

Leading Congregational Change: A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey

With this much-needed handbook, the authors brilliantly combine their experience guiding dozens of churches through the change process with both the study of Christian disciplines and the sophisticated understanding of such important business thinkers as John Kotter on leading change and Peter Senge on learning organizations. In this eminently readable book the authors have distilled…