12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Recommendation (Missional Church) 2014 Best Book of Missional Theology, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore The story of Christianity is a story of incarnation-God taking on flesh and dwelling...
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12th Annual Outreach Resource of the Year Recommendation (Missional Church)
2014 Best Book of Missional Theology, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore
The story of Christianity is a story of incarnation-God taking on flesh and dwelling among the people he created. God appointing and sending people as his body, his hands and feet. Disciples of Jesus bearing the good news even as they bear the marks of his passion. Whatever Christianity is, it is at least a matter of flesh and blood and the ends of the earth. And yet so much of contemporary Christian culture is rooted not in incarnation but in escape-escape from the earth to heaven, escape from the suffering of this world, escape even from one another. Christianity is increasingly understood as something personal, conceptual, interior, private, neighborless. If Jesus was God incarnate, the church is in danger of being excarnate. Michael Frost expertly and prophetically exposes the gap between the faith we profess and the faith we practice. And he offers new hope for how the church can fulfill its vocation: to be the hands and feet of Christ to one another and to our neighbors, to the ends of the earth and to the end of the age.
Michael Frost (D.Min) is Vice-Principal and Professor of Evangelism and Missions at Morling College in Sydney, Australia - and a Baptist Minister. He is the author of Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture; Jesus the Fool: The Mission of the Unconventional Christ; Seeing God in the Ordinary: A Theology of the Everyday and the co-author of The Shaping of Things to Come: Innovation and Mission for the 21st-Century Church and ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church.
- <ul> <li>12th Annual <em>outreach</em> Resource Of The Year Recommendation (missional Church)</li> <li>2014 Best Book Of Missional Theology, From Byron Borger, Hearts And Minds Bookstore</li> </ul> The Story Of Christianity Is A Story Of Incarnation-god Taking On Flesh And Dwelling Among The People He Created. God Appointing And Sending People As His Body, His Hands And Feet. Disciples Of Jesus Bearing The Good News Even As They Bear The Marks Of His Passion. Whatever Christianity Is, It Is At Least A Matter Of Flesh And Blood And The Ends Of The Earth. And Yet So Much Of Contemporary Christian Culture Is Rooted Not In Incarnation But In Escape-escape From The Earth To Heaven, Escape From The Suffering Of This World, Escape Even From One Another. Christianity Is Increasingly Understood As Something Personal, Conceptual, Interior, Private, Neighborless. If Jesus Was God Incarnate, The Church Is In Danger Of Being <em>excarnate.</em> Michael Frost Expertly And Prophetically Exposes The Gap Between The Faith We Profess And The Faith We Practice. And He Offers New Hope For How The Church Can Fulfill Its Vocation: To Be The Hands And Feet Of Christ To One Another And To Our Neighbors, To The Ends Of The Earth And To The End Of The Age.
- 1 Rootless, Disengaged And Screen Addicted
- 2 The Schizophrenic Sense Of Self
- 3 Wandering Aimlessly In A Moral Minefield
- 4 The Moral Ambiguity Of Our Time
- 5 Religion As An Embodied Experience
- 6 Learning Embodiment From The Master
- 7 Desire, Idolatry And Discipleship
- 8 We Are Spirited Bodies
- 9 Mission In The Excarnate Age
- 10 Defying Church-world Dualism
- 11 Placed Persons
- 12 Adopting An Incarnational Posture
- 13 The First Page Of The End Of Despair
- 14 Getting There
- Epilogue: Christ In Us And We In Christ