Here's an excerpt of Hipster Christianity worth reading. "Part of the new 'rethink everything!' disposition of evangelicalism in the eighties and nineties was an aggressively commercialistic development of an evangelical subculture. A mind-set of 'whatever the secular culture can do, we can do too - only Christianly!' arose. As a result, we saw the birth… Continue reading The Coolest Church In Town!
The title of this book made me get it and read it: The Juvenilization of American Christianity by Thomas Bergler (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012). It reminded me of a time I was at a Christian thrift shop and a 50+ year old woman was singing along to the CCM music playing in the store (the… Continue reading The Juvenilization of American Christianity
I just finished up Horton's The Gospel Driven Life (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009). It was an enjoyable read - well worth the time, money, and effort. I highly recommend it. If you've read the "academic" stuff of Horton, specifically his 4-vol WJK covenant series, you may notice some overlap between People and Place and The… Continue reading Segregated Church?