This book just released:
Andrew David Naselli and J. D. Crowley. Conscience: What It Is, How to Train It, and Loving Those Who Differ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2016.
I am grateful to J. D. Crowley for coauthoring this book with me. His rich wisdom and life experience will serve readers in a way that I can’t. He has spent most of his life in Asian cultures, and he is a veteran missionary. (By the way, the latest Dispatches from the Front film features J. D.’s work in Cambodia, and J. D. is a keynote speaker for a Frontline Experience Conference that my church, Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, plans to host on October 13–15, 2016.)
- Chapters 1–2 describe what conscience is.
- Chapters 3–4 talk about how you should deal with your own conscience.
- Chapters 5–6 explain how you should relate to other people when your consciences disagree.
- Endorsements by Randy Alcorn, Craig Blomberg, Gloria Furman, Jason Meyer, Tom Schreiner, Mike Bullmore, Bruce Ware, Tim Keesee, and Danny Brooks
- Crossway’s 33-page PDF sample includes the front matter (e.g., Don Carson’s foreword) and chapter 1.
- Kevin Boling interviews J. D. Crowley (4/19/2016).
- “Can You Vote for Donald Trump with a Clear Conscience?” I attempt to apply the topic of our book to an issue that religious, social conservatives may have to think about later this year.
- Sam Crabtree thoughtfully moderated Q&A about the book on April 17 when my church hosted a book launch:
I prepared a 5-minute video on the conscience in 1 Cor 8:10 for Rob Plummer’s Daily Dose of Greek:
And here are some images that Crossway’s team prepared: