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Prophetic Untimeliness

Os Guinness

Prophetic Untimeliness

Os Guinness

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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.
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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.
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- A new perspective on the controversial issue of relevance of the church^- By an internationally renowned speaker and author
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What does it mean to be relevant in todays culture?Many people believe that being relevant means thinking, acting, talking, and walking like the rest of their culture. But when Christians attempt relevancy, they often portray a distorted view of integrity and wisdom and neglect sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.Prophetic Untimeliness challenges Christians to discover what it means to be faithful to God and the church without being trivial or trendy. Os Guinness critiques our latest attempts at relevancy, suggests other ways to live with integrity without succumbing to modern pressures, and offers a new approach to culture that balances our desire to be relevant with the truths of the gospel.An immensely thoughtful and provocative book, challenging some trends in our Christian culture and inviting us to reconsider and rediscover. A powerful read.-Alister McGrathProphetic Untimeliness brings a timely warning. The temptation to dress the faith in todays fashion guarantees that it will look out-of-style tomorrow; only the eternal can reach every time and culture.-Frederica Mathewes-GreenOs Guinness is a writer and speaker who has written or edited more than twenty books, including Time for Truth, The Call, Long Journey Home, Invitation to the Classics, and Unspeakable.
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Never have Christians tried to be so relevant. But never have Christians ended up so irrelevant. Why? Why do so many compromise in the face of modern pressure? Prophetic Untimeliness is a hard-hitting critique written with a deep love for the church that explores why Christians compromise in today's time-oriented culture. Author Os Guinness offers constructive suggestions for living with integrity and challenges readers to work out what it means to be faithful without being trivial or trendy. With a creative approach, Guinness calls Christians to become "untimely people"--people who are faithful despite the mesmerizing lure of the present age. Only by such untimeliness, he says, can Christians speak with integrity and wisdom in a world that is hungry for some truly good news.
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Meet the Author

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

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  • Catalogue Code 227253
  • Product Code 0801065607
  • EAN 9780801065606
  • Pages 128
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Jun 2005
  • Dimensions 216 x 141 x 9 mm
  • Weight 0.190kg

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