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It's an Either-Or world. We find ourselves caught between competing factions, secular or religious, conservative or liberal. We are pulled between extremes on one side or the other. But the Christian faith holds together seemingly contradictory ideas: Jesus is both human and divine; God is both three and one. There is a paradoxical power in the Both-And. Rich Nathan and Insoo Kim show how Christians can live out the fullness of the gospel through the Both-And. They affirm that we believe in both proclamation and demonstration of the gospel, justice and mercy, and unity and diversity as one body with many parts. The answer is not to choose one or the other, but to hold both together for a richer, more holistic experience of Christianity. Then we will live into the realities of the kingdom of God, both now and not yet, on earth as it is in heaven. Both-And Christians are both timeless and timely, hewing to the orthodoxy of traditional belief while always contextualizing our witness in a rapidly changing world. Discover how you can deepen your discipleship with the larger vision of the Both-And.
Meet the Authors
Rich Nathan is senior pastor of Vineyard Church of Columbus, Ohio, and serves on the Association of Vineyard Churches National Executive Board. Raised in the Jewish faith, he taught business law at Ohio State University and received his Juris Doctorate with honors from Ohio State University. A popular international conference speaker, Nathan is a coauthor of Empowered Evangelicals. He and his wife and two children live in Westerville, Ohio.
Insoo Kim serves as the pastor of ministry strategies at Vineyardnbsp;Columbus. He is also the director of the Church Plantingnbsp;Residency Program, which exists to launch new church plants from Vineyardnbsp;Columbus. Insoo is also a regular preacher at weekend services.nbsp; He previously served asnbsp;an assistant pastor at a Vineyard church in Chicago. Insoo received his Bachelor of Arts from the University ofnbsp;Chicago and his Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinitynbsp;School. He has been married to his wife Angela since 2004, andnbsp;they are the proud parents of Elliot, Isaiah and Oliver.