Letters To A Future Church

Letters To A Future Church Exiled on the island of Patmos the apostle John found himself one day in the presence of the Son of God As he fell down to worship the apostle was commanded to write what he saw and heard and to re

  • Title: Letters To A Future Church
  • Author: Chris Lewis Walter Brueggemann Shane Claiborne Tim Challies Peter Rollins Tim Arnold James Shelley Nathan Colquhoun
  • ISBN: 9780830836383
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Exiled on the island of Patmos, the apostle John found himself one day in the presence of the Son of God As he fell down to worship, the apostle was commanded to write what he saw and heard, and to record and send messages to seven churches, encouraging them and challenging them in the way of the Lord That was then this is now What might the Spirit say to our churchesExiled on the island of Patmos, the apostle John found himself one day in the presence of the Son of God As he fell down to worship, the apostle was commanded to write what he saw and heard, and to record and send messages to seven churches, encouraging them and challenging them in the way of the Lord That was then this is now What might the Spirit say to our churches today What might the Spirit be saying to you Chris Lewis and the Epiphaneia Network put that question to their friends This book includes some of the responses they got With contributions from such significant voices as Andy Crouch Ron Sider Tim Challies Peter Rollins Sarah Lance Makoto Fujimuraand others, Letters to a Future Church paints a portrait of the world as we have it and the mission we have in it You may find your calling in this book you may even find your own voice.

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    1. This book arose from of study of Christ's letters to the seven churches in Revelation. If Christ were speaking to the church in North America today, what might he say? They solicited letters from respected older figures like Ron Sider and Walter Bruggeman and from younger church leaders like Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Shane Claiborne, and many others.In one respect, these are about what one might expect in calling the church out of cultural captivity, to care for those on the margins, to inca [...]

    2. The concept of this book is a simple and potentially profound one. Based upon the seven letters from Christ to the Church in Revelation, the authors invited a range of people to write an 'eighth letter', what they prayerfully though God might be saying to the church today.There is something very intimate about letter, especially a hand-written letter as opposed to a hastily typed email. The act of writing with a pen, personally, to someone you know and care about, is an act of self-giving, and t [...]

    3. Sometime at the end of the first century, a Christian prophet named John, who lived in the Roman province of Asia (modern-day Turkey) was exiled to a nasty little rock of an island called Patmos. Despite his exile, John continued to worship with his larger Church community on the Lord's Day (Sunday). One of these Sundays, John received a series of visions that became our book of Revelation. John's Revelation begins with Jesus dictating messages to the seven churches in Asia.John's experience beg [...]

    4. I liked this book, but after reading halfway through I started to get a little burned-out on reading so many blog-posts-disguised-as-letters. Don't get me wrong -- some of the letters are very good. I particularly enjoyed the letters by Kathy Escobar, Makoto Fujimura, Rachel Held Evans, and Shane Claiborne. There is a lot of thought-provoking stuff in here. I guess what I'm saying is that -- like the North American church -- there is something for everyone in this book, but everything is not for [...]

    5. I wrote a Chapter in this book called “On Self-Justification”Merged review:I wrote a chapter in this book.

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