House United

The Distillery Season 2

Culture wars have polarized the United States. The great divide has not left churchgoers unscathed in its wake. Allen Hilton imagines a world where all are united, work he believes originates in the church and will flow out into the nation. In this episode, Hilton proposes a way forward in a divisive time and place.

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Hilton Allen


Allen Hilton is the founder and leader of House United, a donor-driven non-profit initiative dedicated to bringing people together across political, religious, and racial divisions for the common good. Hilton has served on the New Testament faculties of the Yale Divinity School and St. Mary’s College of California, and on the clergy teams of large congregational churches in New Canaan, CT, Seattle WA, and, most recently, Wayzata, MN. Hundreds of churches across the nation use his adult education Bible curricula, and he is currently putting finishing touches on a popular book called A House United and a scholarly book Illiterate Apostles.

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Kathleen M. O’Connor, Class of 1984

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