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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Call to Resurgence - Mark Driscoll

Will Christianity have a funeral or a future? Mark Driscoll this isn't time to wait or debate, it's time to wake up and get to work. Join the Resurgence.Author states "the aim of this book is to examine the implications of various theological concepts as they work together." A recommended reading list is thirteen pages long.
Pastor Mark Driscoll is founder of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington.  Despite all the recent controversy concerning plagerism, the author makes some valid points in 7 chapters  of this book, plus an appendix on what he calls tribal history and movements. Only he and God can really know the truth, and all we have to go on is what he says directly.
  He calls the different theological views, "tribes" and explains the differences quite clearly between Calvinist and Arminian, complementarian and egalitarian, and Continuationist and Cessationist. These are terms that you do not hear defined too often, but need to be. He asks the question  " Is you tribe a prison or a home?" The author states that "God is still working, but many believers just don't get it." The author has appeared on TV shows such as The View, Piers Morgan Tonight, and Nightline. You have to admire someone who would defend Christianity on such shows.
I enjoyed this book and his straightforward approach to what is wrong with Christianity in American culture today.  You may not agree with his theology totally, but you have to admire his honesty.

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