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Dr. O. Alan Noble is Assistant Professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, editor-in-chief of Christ and Pop Culture, and author of numerous articles.

In his youth, Alan lived in Lancaster, CA, where he was very homeschooled by his mother. At 16, he finished high school and began attending Antelope Valley College, pursuing a certificate in music which he earned but never filled out the paperwork for, so it probably doesn't count. He did, however, meet his wife, Brittany, at AVC, which definitely counts. Alan continued his undergraduate work at the Cal State Bakersfield satellite campus at AVC, earning his degree in English. Then he earned his Master's in English at CSUB-AV, writing his thesis on Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian und
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Disruptive Witness

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Disruptive Witness by Alan  Noble
"Noble's book is a kind of introduction to the insights of Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor. It is intended to be an accessible and very practical book for a layperson who wishes to make his or her way through this challenging, secular age.

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"This is definitely a helpful book on what you and your local church can do to make Christianity deeper and different than just a choice amongst choices in this world. It is definitely written by an academic, so it takes awhile to process through w..." Read more of this review »
Disruptive Witness by Alan  Noble
"A great, well-thought-out, well-organized book. Three chapters of diagnosis and three chapters of prescription. I will return to this book often."
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Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age is a book that drew me right away because of the title. This is a subject I have pondered on my own often, wondering how to reach others with the message of Jesus’ love for them so they can se..." Read more of this review »
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“I don’t think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while—just once in a while—there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn't, it's just a disgusting waste of time! But there never is! You never even hear any hints dropped on a campus that wisdom is supposed to be the goal of knowledge. You hardly ever even hear the word 'wisdom' mentioned!”
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“The challenge facing us today is not so much the temptation to be relevant to the point that we lose the gospel, but the tendency to unknowingly accept a secular understanding of our faith while believing that we are boldly declaring the gospel.”
Alan Noble, Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

“Why does our avoidance of slow, careful introspection matter? The gospel is cognitively costly. It upsets our innate and cultivated assumptions about power and guilt and existential validation. It presses down on our values and hopes. It decenters our perception of the world. Life ceases to be our story and is revealed to be his redemptive story of glory and love. It convicts us of our sins. It reveals our disordered desires and reforms them into Christ’s image. Paul urges his readers to “be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (Romans 12:2), and that renewal is the proper work of the Spirit through the gospel. The kind of work the gospel does in our lives tasks our minds with unsettling assumptions and habits.”
Alan Noble, Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

“The gospel is not a preference. It’s not another piece of flair we add to our vest. It’s something far more beautiful and disturbing. The gospel is the power to raise the dead, to proclaim the greatness of God in a fallen and confused world.”
Alan Noble, Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age

“Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”
J. D. Salinger

“Grand. There's a word I really hate. It's a phony. I could puke every time I hear it.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

“Droll thing life is -- that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose. The most you can hope from it is some knowledge of yourself -- that comes too late -- a crop of inextinguishable regrets.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence--that which makes its truth, its meaning--its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream--alone.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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