Polarization and the Healthier Church

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Polarization is endemic in North American society. We see its effects in nearly every political, cultural, theological, and social issue. The polarized issues that exist today are not new; they have existed for all time, and some may never be resolved. What is different today, though, is the intensity of anger and hatred we experience. Society seems unable to deal with the problems and move forward. The approach Ronald Richardson describes here promotes neither a left nor right political agenda. Building on many of the strategies offered in his earlier book, Creating a Healthier Church, the practical strategies presented here are based on his own successful approach to guiding church leaders, congregations, and community groups from conflict to understanding and cooperation. Once again, the application of Bowen family systems theory to the work of church leadership provides them with effective approaches to resolving divisive issues before they do irreparable damage to the church community.