New Book Authored by Harold Heie

On December 10, 2021, Cascade Books released Harold Heie’s latest book titled Let’s Talk: Bridging Divisive Lines Through Inclusive and Respectful Conversations.

In this personal memoir, Heie provides foundational insights as to the source of his deep passion for attempting to model, on this website and in some local small-group face-to-face conversations, respectful conversations among those who have strong disagreements about contentious issues. In his concluding chapter, he offers some concrete practical recommendations on how to (and how not to) orchestrate such respectful conversations in local churches (recommendations that reflect some successes and colossal failures, the beautiful and the ugly, in his attempts along these lines for the past decade or so).

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Twelve Month Electronic Conversation starting on August 1, 2021

Following Jesus: Perspectives from Diverse Christian Traditions

Moderator: Harold Heie

Twelve Month Agenda

Leading Question for the first of the month (Directed to the conversation partner for the tradition being featured for the month)

What are the various views of those who worship in your tradition as to what it means to “follow Jesus” and what is the primary view?

Leading Question for the 15th of the month postings (Directed to the other eleven conversation partners)

What major agreements and disagreements do you have with the views expressed in the posting of the conversation partner who submitted the first of the month posting as to what it means to “follow Jesus,” and what have you learned from that posting that has the potential to enrich, or possibly provide a corrective, to the primary view of those who worship in your tradition as to what it means to “follow Jesus?”

Leading Question for the final day of the month posting (Directed to the conversation partner being featured for the month)

As you review the eleven 15th of the month postings from the other conversation partners, what were the main things you learned from other traditions that will be helpful to those who worship in your tradition as they seek to faithfully follow Jesus into the future

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