The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community
This timely book offers a way forward for Christians struggling to retain their faith amidst an alienating, arid church experience. The authors show how a truly biblical sense of community can be recovered through a renewed practice of certain spiritual...
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This timely book offers a way forward for Christians struggling to retain their faith amidst an alienating, arid church experience. The authors show how a truly biblical sense of community can be recovered through a renewed practice of certain spiritual "habits" of the ancient church. 224 pages, from Jossey Bass.
This book is for those who have struggled to retain their faith amidst a dying church experience. It gives not only theological answers but real-life stories of how the best parts of the ancient habits of the church can re-emerge in today's culture. It will synthesize the deep seated theological and practical issues facing the church without all the technical lingo and help alienated Christians and their leaders finally understand the biblical idea of community and how it holds the key to evangelism, spiritual formation and enjoyment of life.
Written for those who are trying to nurture authentic faith communities and for those who have struggled to retain their faith, The Tangible Kingdom offers theological answers and real-life stories that demonstrate how the best ancient church practices can re-emerge in today's culture, through any church of any size. In this remarkable book, Hugh Halter and Matt Smay "two missional leaders and church planters" outline an innovative model for creating thriving grass-roots faith communities.
Hugh Halter is the national director of Missio, serving as a mentor to a global network of missional leaders and church planters. He is lead architect of Adullam, a congregational network of missional communities in Denver, Colorado (www.adullamdenver.com), and is the coauthor of The Tangible Kingdom with Matt Smay.
Matt Smay serves as the director of the Missional Church Apprenticeship Practicum for Missio, where he works directly with church planters and existing church pastors as a mentor, coach, and consultant, and he is also a leader of Adullam. Matt lives near Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Maren, and daughter, Maegan. He is an avid golfer, loves mountain biking and fly-fishing, and enjoys the outdoors with his family. A
- Foreword By Reggie Mcneal. Acknowledgments. An Invitation. 1. Fiona. 2. Elvis Has Left The Building. 3. Tremors. 4. U-haul. 5. Moving Violations. 6. Posture. 7. The 1,700-year Wedgie. 8. Paradigm. 9. Jipped. 10. Another Angle. 11. Lift Up The Hood. 12. Tip It Over. 13. The Hello Experiment. 14. Leaving. 15. Listening. 16. Living Among. 17. Loving Without Strings. 18. Inviting In. 19. Togetherness. 20. Oneness. 21. Otherness. A Day In The Life. Notes. The Authors. The Missional Church Apprenticeship Practicum. Church Resource Ministries. Index.