Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Is the Church Disappearing in Our Culture?

I stopped reading books with the word “church” as the second word in the title. I had to. There were too many. I’d overdosed. I needed to go cold turkey. I killed the craving with humor, replacing the word “church” with the word “cheese.” There’s a Monty Python sketch in there somewhere.

So when I decided to read Mark Sayers’s new book, Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience, it was solely on the strength of his previous work. Sayers—senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia—has a grasp of modern culture so keen, incisive, and distilled that many of the other “church” books look anemic by comparison. Read More

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