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Rev. Adam Hamilton on 'When Christians Get it Wrong'


Leawood, KS – Writer Anne Rice is best known for her vampire novels, which she moved away from when she became a faithful Catholic. But she recently renounced her Christianity very publicly, saying that too many Christians are anti-gay, anti-feminist, an anti-science.

Local Methodist Minister Adam Hamilton responded, in an opinion piece in The Washington Post.

Rev. Hamilton is the founder and senior pastor of one of the largest churches in the Kansas City area, The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. The church has three campuses, including one in downtown Kansas City, and a congregation of 17,000 people.

Rev. Hamilton writes about some of the issues that Anne Rice brought up in his new book When Christians Get it Wrong. It's aimed at young people, who he says are increasingly turning away from Christianity.

KCUR's Susan B. Wilson caught up with Reverend Adam Hamilton at his church in Leawood.

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A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Susan admits that her “first love” was radio, being an avid listener since childhood. However, she spent much of her career in mental health, healthcare administration, and sports psychology (Susan holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Bloch School of Business at UMKC.) In the meantime, Wilson satisfied her journalistic cravings by doing public speaking, providing “expert” interviews for local television, and being a guest commentator/contributor to KPRS’s morning drive time show and the teen talk show “Generation Rap.”
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