What is Uncommon Ground?

This is a book that I am writing with Tim Keller. The full title is “Uncommon Ground: Living with Humility, Patience, and Tolerance in a Divided Age.” 

What is the book about?

We want to help Christians engage with those around us in a way that both respects those whose beliefs differ from ours and maintains our gospel confidence. The books’s narrative approach blends insights and personal stories in chapters written by the two of us and ten friends.

Who else is contributing to the book?

Claude Alexander (senior pastor for The Park Church in Charlotte, North Carolina and past president of the Hampton University Ministers Conference); Rudy Carrasco (program officer at the Murdock Trust and past board member of the Christian Community Development Association); Sara Groves (singer and songwriter); Shirley Hoogstra (president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities); Kristen Deede Johnson (professor of theology at Western Theological Seminary); Warren Kinghorn (professor of psychiatry and theology at Duke); Lecrae (Grammy award winning hip-hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and actor); Tom Lin (president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship); Trillia Newbell (author and Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention); and Tish Harrison Warren (Anglican priest and author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life, the 2017 Christianity Today Book of the Year).

Who is publishing the book and when will it be available?

The book will be published by Thomas Nelson and will be out in April 2020.