A Divine Society
Endorsements:"The doctrine of the Trinity--that God is one and yet three and three without ceasing to be one--is for many people the most perplexing of all beliefs. How does one make sense of it? Dave Andrews has meditated long and...
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Endorsements:"The doctrine of the Trinity--that God is one and yet three and three without ceasing to be one--is for many people the most perplexing of all beliefs. How does one make sense of it? Dave Andrews has meditated long and hard on what this most mysterious and beautiful of religious beliefs means, not just at a theoretical or speculative level, but also at a practical, down-to-earth level. It's an indispensable paradigm for living together in a cruel, violent and lonely world."-Chris Marshall, St. John's Senior Lecturer in Christian Theology, Religious Studies Department, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand"Dave Andrews is one of Australia's most innovative community workers. His vision for social change, however, comes out of a well-articulated theological vision. Dave clearly demonstrates that Jesus' vision of the in-breaking reign of God rooted in Trinitarian theology can be the inspirational centre for contemporary community work. This challenging piece of integrated writing can be 'a guide to all who seek to bring the shalom of God to all the places of pain and injustice in our world.'"-Charles Ringma, Professor Emeritus, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada"When I met Dave Andrews, I could feel the fire burning in him. Then I heard him speak. Then I read his books. Ever since, he has been and continues to be a major inspiration in my life and work."-Brian McLaren, pastor and best selling author of The Secret Message of Jesus and Everything Must Change.Author Biography:Dave Andrews is an Australian Christian anarchist author, speaker, social activist, and community worker who, along with his wife, Ange, and their family have lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalized groups of people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India for over forty years. Along with friends, Dave and Ange started Aashiana, Sahara, and Sharan--three Christian community organizations working with slum dwellers, sex workers, and people with HIV/AIDS in India. He is also a part of Waiters Union, an inner-city Christian community network working with Indigenous Australians, refugees and people with disabilities in Australia. Dave is also an Elder for Servants to Asia's Urban Poor, an educator for TEAR Australia, a Christian international aid and development agency, and a lecturer at the University of Queensland and Christian Heritage College.
Dave, his wife Ange, and their family, have lived and worked in intentional communities with marginalised groups of people in Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal for more than thirty years. He now lives in a large joint household with his wife, children, grandchildren and others in an inner city community in Brisbane, Australia.
Dave is particularly interested in radical spirituality, incarnational community and the dynamics of personal and social transformation. He is author of many books and articles, including Christi-Anarchy; Not Religion, But Love; Building a Better World; and Compassionate Community Work manual exploring the principles and practices of Christ-like community work.
Most recently he has written Hey, Be And See; See What I Mean? and Plan B a contemporary trilogy on the Beatitudes.