American Church

How Does America Hear the Gospel?
The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself
The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America
Walking with the Poor: Principles and Practice of Transformational Development
Don't Waste Your Life
Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God
The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists
Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity
What the Heck Am I Going to Do with My Life?
Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling
Stop Dating the Church!: Fall in Love with the Family of God (LifeChange Books)

Ronnie McBrayer
One of the tragedies of current Christianity in America is that we have so few compelling illustrations of this life that Jesus lived and the type of radical community he came to create. Leading pastors and preachers are little more than family-friendly celebrities or game show hosts with all the razzle-dazzle and mass media presence that accompanies the position.
Ronnie McBrayer, The Jesus Tribe: Following Christ in the Land of the Empire

Tim Keel
We live in a culture of reductionism. Or better, we are living in the aftermath of a culture of reductionism, and I believe we have reduced the complexity and diversity of the Scriptures to systematic theologies that insist on ideological conformity, even when such conformity flattens the diversity of the Scriptural witness. We have reduced our conception of gospel to four simple steps that short-circuit biblical narratives and notions of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven in favor o ...more
Tim Keel, Intuitive Leadership: Embracing a Paradigm of Narrative, Metaphor, and Chaos

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