Disappearing Church

Disappearing Church

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When church and culture look the same...

For the many Christians eager to prove we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much. We either compartmentalize our faith or drift from it altogether--into a world that's so alluring.

Have you wondered lately: Why does the Western church look so much like the world? Why are so many of my friends leaving the faith?How can we get back to our roots?

Disappearing Church will help you sort through concerns like these, guiding you in a thoughtful, faithful, and hopeful response. Weaving together art, history, and theology, pastor and cultural observer Mark Sayers reminds us that real growth happens when the church embraces its countercultural witness, not when it blends in.

It's like Jesus said long ago, "If the salt loses its saltiness, it is no longer good for anything..."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 10.16mm | 216g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0802413358
  • 9780802413352
  • 77,203

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How a church disappears . . .

For the many Christians sold on proving we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much. We either compartmentalize our faith, or drift from it altogether--into a world that's so alluring.Why does the Western church look so much like the world?Why are many of my friends leaving the faith?How can we get back to our roots?

Disappearing Church will help you with questions like these and guide you in a thoughtful, faithful, and hopeful response. Weaving together art, history, and theology, pastor and cultural observer Mark Sayers reminds us that real growth happens when the church embraces its countercultural witness, not when it blends in.

It's like Jesus said long ago, "If the salt loses its saltiness, it is no longer good for anything . . ."
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About Mark Sayers

MARK SAYERS is a cultural communicator, writer, and speaker. He is passionate about spiritual renewal and the future of the church. Mark is the author of a number of books, including Disappearing Church, Facing Leviathan, and Reappearing Church. He is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia, and is one of the hosts of the Rebuilders podcast. Mark lives in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife, Trudi, his daughter, Grace, and twin boys, Hudson and Billy.
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