By Douglas M. Jones,Peter J. Leithart
When we do this, we’ll see that the gospel of Christ isn't essentially approximately stepping into heaven or approximately dwelling a comfy, separately pious, middle-class existence. it's approximately being loose from the traditional, pervasive, and pleasant oppression of Mammon so as to create a really diversified group, the church, another city-kingdom the following and now in the world via residing and celebrating the way in which of the cross—the reign of cheerful weak spot, renunciation, self-denial, sharing, foolishness, neighborhood, and love overcoming evil.
“This provocative booklet asks not easy questions of latest expressions of Christianity, in particular [its] deep embeddedness in modern societal and cultural values, practices, and buildings. attractive a variety of biblical texts, this publication wrestles with and sketches a few substitute ecclesial practices which are variously difficult, disruptive, frightening, inviting, and freeing.”
—Warren Carter, Professor of recent testomony, Brite Divinity School
“Dismiss this booklet! studying it'll make a holy mess of your lifestyles. but when you need to input into the soreness of the realm and notice the Jesus revolution ignite, [then] decide up this gasoline. Jones explains Jesus’ gospel of renunciation, enemy-love, weak point, deliverance, and sharing in useful phrases. His publication offers us the instruments to shape a innovative neighborhood of people that perform the best way of Jesus.”
—Tim Otto, educating and Preaching Pastor, The Church of the Sojourners
“Dismissing Jesus identifies and invitations us to take away the blinders that seduce us from the way in which of our crucified and risen Lord. finally, Jones calls the church to be extra absolutely herself. . . . His booklet is unsettling; usually, it's unsettling in exactly the best way Jesus is. Doug’s barbs sink deep, and, persuaded or now not, each reader will cash in on a gradual, receptive engagement with this book.”
—Peter J. Leithart, from the foreword
Douglas Jones is an ordained minister within the Communion of Reformed Evangelical church buildings (CREC) and a former senior fellow of humanities of latest St. Andrews collage, Moscow, Idaho. He is helping oversee CREC Myanmar.
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