This book is excellent, and should be read by every thoughtful and thoughtless pastor, so that they might better understand both the Word and their own role.
This book leaves so much unsaid, to state it as charitably as I can, that what the person would gain from your book itself is not Christianity or the gospel of Jesus Christ.
In short, Vibrant Church provides a very useful tool for strengthening, energizing, and equipping God’s people for the 21st century.
White and Yeats offer an alternative and excellent course for our generation. Yet I wonder if we still have the ability to recognize healthy food from junk food.
If you’re not careful, Lauterbach’s book just might cause a paradigm shift in how you think about grace and the gospel, as well as how you think about the church.
Discipline with Care is a good book on church discipline that will strengthen churches by promoting their holy witness.
Emergents, I plead with you, please read those aspects of the book carefully and with open hearts.
I found myself deeply encouraged by the reflections of this life-long pastor, who has been such a clear gift to Christ’s church.
A reluctance to practice church discipline may suggest that we believe ourselves to be wiser and more loving than God.
The basic premise of the missional church is that “missions” is not simply one of the functions or programs of a church. It constitutes the very essence or nature of the church.
I don’t think it’s individualistic, overly cerebral, or beholden to Western legal categories for me to want to know what you think about God.
If someone said to me, “How will God glorify himself through Christ?” I am not sure “the hospitality of God’s people” would make my list.
Book Review: Walking Together: A Congregational Reflection on Biblical Church Discipline, by Wyman RichardsonReview by Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Church Discipline (Part 2) | 03.01.2010
Can a pastor use this book for training his fellow church leaders, assuming that not all church leaders are not pastorally and theologically sensible? It gets an easy “yes.”