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- ?Is this what Jesus told you guys to do - - Light shows, fog machines, worship bands, and offering plates - ?is this what Jesus intended? Atheist Matt Casper wants to know. In 2006, Jim Henderson, veteran Christian and director of Off The Map, hired Casper to join him in visiting twelve of America - 's best- and least-known churches, including Rick Warren - 's Saddleback and Joel Osteen - 's Lakewood. Week after week, this spiritual odd couple attended services at churches all over the country and documented their experiences at and reactions to each one. Along the way, they found the real value of their journey in the open and authentic friendship that developed as they talked, questioned, joked, and?'most importantly - ?listened. Follow along with Jim and Casper on their visits, and eavesdrop as they discuss what they found. Jim and Casper - 's articulate, sometimes humorous, and always insightful dialogue offers Christians a new view of an environment in which we?'ve become overly comfortable: the church. And it models an important transition from - ?defending the faith - ? to - ?defending the space - - - "relational" space for authentic, respectful dialogue and friendship with nonbelievers.

- Publisher Jim Henderson pays people to go to church. In fact, he made national news when he "rented" a soul for $504 on E-Bay after its owner offered an "open mind" to the highest bidder. In "Jim & Casper Go to Church, " Hendrson hires another atheist-Matt Casper-to visit ten leading churches with him and give the "first impression" perspective of a non-believer. What follows is a startling dialogue between an atheist and a believer seeing church anew through the eyes of a skeptic, and the development of an amazing relationship between two men with diametrically opposing views of the world who agree to respect each others' space. Foreword by George Barna. ^FEATURES: Unique perspective of both Christian and atheist on the church & Christians in the USA Intelligent and respectful, seeking dialogue between key characters Helps the Christian understand the change in attitudes and actions required when shifting from defending the faith to defending "sacred space"-from talking to listening, from s

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About "Jim & Casper Go To Church"

- ?Is this what Jesus told you guys to do - - Light shows, fog machines, worship bands, and offering plates - ?is this what Jesus intended? Atheist Matt Casper wants to know. In 2006, Jim Henderson, veteran Christian and director of Off The Map, hired Casper to join him in visiting twelve of America - 's best- and least-known churches, including Rick Warren - 's Saddleback and Joel Osteen - 's Lakewood. Week after week, this spiritual odd couple attended services at churches all over the country and documented their experiences at and reactions to each one. Along the way, they found the real value of their journey in the open and authentic friendship that developed as they talked, questioned, joked, and?'most importantly - ?listened. Follow along with Jim and Casper on their visits, and eavesdrop as they discuss what they found. Jim and Casper - 's articulate, sometimes humorous, and always insightful dialogue offers Christians a new view of an environment in which we?'ve become overly comfortable: the church. And it models an important transition from - ?defending the faith - ? to - ?defending the space - - - "relational" space for authentic, respectful dialogue and friendship with nonbelievers.
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Jim Henderson pays people to go to church. In fact, he made national news when he "rented" a soul for $504 on E-Bay after its owner offered an "open mind" to the highest bidder. In "Jim & Casper Go to Church, " Hendrson hires another atheist-Matt Casper-to visit ten leading churches with him and give the "first impression" perspective of a non-believer. What follows is a startling dialogue between an atheist and a believer seeing church anew through the eyes of a skeptic, and the development of an amazing relationship between two men with diametrically opposing views of the world who agree to respect each others' space. Foreword by George Barna. ^FEATURES: Unique perspective of both Christian and atheist on the church & Christians in the USA Intelligent and respectful, seeking dialogue between key characters Helps the Christian understand the change in attitudes and actions required when shifting from defending the faith to defending "sacred space"-from talking to listening, from s
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Meet the Authors

Jim Henderson

JIM HENDERSON is currently a freelance writer. He has been a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Times-Herald.

Matt Casper

Matt Casper is a marketing copywriter and freelance writer, as well as a guitar-slinging rock singer with his band.

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  • Catalogue Code 259353
  • Product Code 9781414313313
  • ISBN 1414313314
  • EAN 9781414313313
  • UPC 031809113318
  • Pages 208
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category Evangelism
  • Publisher Tyndale House
  • Publication Date Mar 2007
  • Dimensions 20 x 139 x 177 mm
  • Weight 0.349kg
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