Stores are open (exc. Blackburn), see our trading hours
FREE SHIPPING FOR WEB ORDERS OVER $99.
WISHLISTS
Stores are open (exc. Blackburn), see our trading hours

Prophetic Untimeliness

Hardback|Aug 2003
Product Rating: 0

$28.99

Never have Christians tried to be so relevant. But never have Christians ended up so irrelevant. How can this be? The problem, says Os Guinness, is that our views of relevance and our efforts to redefine ourselves are captive to...


Unavailable
Out of Print

Free Shipping
for orders over $99.

You may also like

God in the Dark Paperback
God in the Dark
Paperback
(2)Rated 5 stars out of 5
$27.99
$27.99
in stock
eBook
The Call eBook
The Call
eBook
No rating
$12.99
$12.99
in stock
Renaissance Paperback
Renaissance
Paperback
No rating
$24.99
$24.99
in stock
eBook
Renaissance eBook
$17.44
$17.44
in stock
eBook
Rising to the Call eBook
$11.99
$11.99
in stock
eBook
God in the Dark eBook
$12.16
$12.16
in stock
If Hardback
If
Hardback
No rating
$41.99
$41.99
in stock

Never have Christians tried to be so relevant. But never have Christians ended up so irrelevant. How can this be? The problem, says Os Guinness, is that our views of relevance and our efforts to redefine ourselves are captive to the seductions and pressures of our modern clock culture. Ironically, we end up as neither relevant nor faithful. And in the process we are in danger of losing not only our identity but our authority, our significance, and even our very soul.

PROPHETIC UNTIMELINESS is a hard-hitting critique written with deep love for the church. It offers constructive suggestions for living with integrity in the midst of modern pressures and explores how to be truly relevant without being trivial or trendy. Inspired by C. S. Lewis, Guinness outlines a creative approach-"resistance thinking"-through which the pursuit of relevance is balanced by the disturbing truths of the gospel. Only by such prophetic untimeliness can we be faithful to Christ and speak with integrity and wisdom in a world that is hungry for some truly good news.
- Publisher.

Explores what it means to be both faithful to Christ and relevant to the world, so the gospel can be spread more effectively.
-Publisher

The buzz among evangelicals today is about relevance and reinvention, about new ways of "doing church" through revising, innovating, borrowing, mixing, and experimenting. Yet, says Os Guinness, in our uncritical pursuit of relevance, Christians have actually become irrelevant. By our determined efforts to redefine ourselves in ways that are more in line with the modern world than are faithful to Christ, we have lost not only our identity but our authority and significance. Prophetic Untimeliness addresses this issue by giving practical, constructive solutions for living with integrity in the midst of modern pressures. Guinness explores what it means to be both faithful and relevant, and how to be truly relevant without being trivial or trendy. Readers will be challenged to develop "resistance thinking," an approach inspired by C. S. Lewis that balances the uncomfortable truths of the gospel with the pursuit of relevance. Only by being true to Christ and living with integrity and wisdo
-Publisher

Explains what it means for Christians to be both faithful to Christ and relevant to the world around them, so that they can more effectively spread the good news.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL

Os Guinness

Os Guinness was born in China and educated in England. He did undergraduate studies at the University of London and postgraduate work at Oriel College, Oxford, where he earned a D.Phil in the social sciences. Formerly a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Os is currently Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum in McLean, Virginia. Widely traveled, he has written or edited more than twenty books, including "The American Hour," "Time for Truth, "and "The Call," He makes his home in northern Virginia. ý"From the Hardc

Bestsellers in Christian Living

The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness: The Path to True Christian Joy Booklet
$8.99
$8.99
in stock
Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name Paperback
$22.39
$27.99
$22.39
$27.99
in stock
Battlefield of the Mind (And Expanded) Paperback
Battlefield of the Mind (And Expanded)
Paperback
(5)Rated 4 stars out of 5
$23.99
$23.99
in stock
Bestseller
Enjoying God: Experience the Power and Love of God in Everyday Life Paperback
$15.99
$19.99
$15.99
$19.99
in stock
Crazy Love Paperback
Crazy Love
Paperback
(24)Rated 5 stars out of 5
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
Bestseller
What on Earth Am I Here For? (The Purpose Driven Life Series) Paperback
$22.99
$22.99
in stock
Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Dont Control You Paperback
$22.99
$22.99
in stock
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life Paperback
$22.99
$22.99
in stock