10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You: (But Can't, Because He Needs the Job)

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Macmillan, Mar 20, 2007 - Self-Help - 128 pages
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"How did it all begin?"  "What happens when we die?"  These are just two of the questions Reverend Oliver "Buzz" Thomas hears centrist Christians asking as he travels across the U.S. and he knows that their voices are not being heard.  They're people of faith, not of politics, and they want more from their religion than a voter's guide. In 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You: But Can't Because He Needs the Job, Rev. Thomas has written a book that will become the liberal Christian answer to The Purpose Driven Life. He writes sensitively about the reason we were put on this earth, the significance of the Bible and how one pleases God. He answers difficult, contemporary questions like "What about homosexuality?" and "What about other faiths?". In 10 Things, Rev. Thomas weaves a Christian theology for today that people will embrace as a guide to sensible, modern living.
 

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User Review  - shannonkearns - LibraryThing

it was a bit too trite and simplistic for me. he reduces everything to the lowest common denominator and doesn't do the issues he talks about real justice. because of his approach this book is easy to dismiss which is a shame because he does have some good things to say. Read full review

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User Review  - ALincolnNut - LibraryThing

This slender volume has ten essays on particularly pointed issues in Christian teaching. The implicit argument is that minister's -- whatever their theological ilk -- have been taught the general ... Read full review

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Contents

How Did It All Begin?
1
Why Are We Here?
11
What Is the Bible?
21
Is There Really Such a Thing As a Miracle?
35
How Do I please God?
43
What About Women?
57
What About Homosexuality?
67
What About Other Faiths?
77
What Happens After We Die?
85
How Will It All End?
95
So What?
105
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About the author (2007)

Rev. Oliver "Buzz" Thomas is a Baptist minister and constitutional lawyer who over the last decade has been at the frontlines of debates regarding religion, science, and education. He currently serves as executive director of the Niswonger Foundation and lives in Tennessee with his wife and two daughters.

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