Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission

by Christopher L. Heuertz, Christine Pohl. InterVarsity Press, 2010.
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Heuertz, former director of Word Made Flesh, and Pohl, a theologian and ethicist at Asbury Theological Seminary, write together about how a new model of friendship with those at the vulnerable edges of society can impact all through mutual relationships and reciprocity. Speaking of relationship as a form of vocation, this book offers congregations many ways to reflect upon and reconsider how they approach others, in service or mission, and how friendship might be a better model for sharing the love of Christ. With an emphasis on reconciliation across difference, Heuertz and Pohl draw from their own experiences of building relationships across the dividing lines of poverty, race, and privilege. They hold up hospitality as a practice to be cultivated, and how Christian community can be developed in all its complexity.

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