Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience
ISBN: 0802413358
EAN13: 9780802413352
Language: English
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
This is how a church disappears For the many Christians sold on proving we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much. We either compartmentalize our faith, or drift from it altogether into a world that s so alluring. Why does the Western church look so much like the world? Why are so many of my friends leaving the faith? How can we get back to our roots? Disappearing Church will help you sort through concerns like these and guide you in a thoughtful, faithful, and hopeful response. Weaving together art, history, and theology, pastor and cultural observer Mark Sayers reminds us that real growth happens when the church embraces its countercultural witness, not when it blends in. It s like Jesus said long ago, If the salt loses its saltiness, it is no longer good for anything
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover How a church disappears . . . For the many Christians sold on proving we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much. We either compartmentalize our faith, or drift from it altogether--into a world that's so alluring. Why does the Western church look so much like the world? Why are many of my friends leaving the faith? How can we get back to our roots? Disappearing Church will help you with questions like these and guide you in a thoughtful, faithful, and hopeful response. Weaving together art, history, and theology, pastor and cultural observer Mark Sayers reminds us that real growth happens when the church embraces its countercultural witness, not when it blends in. It's like Jesus said long ago, If the salt loses its saltiness, it is no longer good for anything . . .