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Description: The culture in North America is shifting out from under the Christian church. This book demonstrates how this shift is calling for change in the church and the art of Jesus proclamation. On the one hand, the church is losing its place of influence within greater society, but on the other hand, this post-Christian citizenry are more open (less anxious) when fac ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published November 30th 2011 by Wipf & Stock Publishers
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Tony Kriz is known in evangelical circles as the guy who set up a confessional booth on a secular college campus and asked forgiveness of those who entered for the church’s failures throughout history-- an example of turning expectations of guilt and forgiveness on their ear. Those familiar with the book Blue Like Jazz, in which this episode is recounted, know him as Tony the Beat Poet. He’s on my radar this semester a speaker coming to my institution and whom I’m hoping to bring into dialogue w ...more
Fantastic. A well-researched, insightful look at the place for the ancient in the present and future forms of Christian expression. This book spoke words and illustrated ideas that are growing already within me. Thank you, Tony. I will use this as a reference and resource in the future, I'm certain.