From noisy neighbours to nervous political coalitions, fears about immigration, racism, fundamentalism and international terrorism – our fear of engaging “the other” is at the heart of so many of our problems. What can Jesus’ commandment to love God and love our neighbour mean in an increasingly pluralist and fluid world of online friendship and offline anxiety? And what happens when lunch doesn’t arrive on time?
Kester Brewin is a part-time teacher, freelance writer and author. His first book, The Complex Christ, was hailed as one of the most important texts on the emerging church movement. His latest, Other: Loving Self, God and Neighbour in a World of Fractures has been described as “a work of rare beauty”.