Exiles (2006)

Exiles: Living Missionally in a PostChristian Culture presents a biblical, Christian worldview for the emergent churchpeople who are not at home in the traditional church or in the secular world. As exiles of both, they must create their own worldview that integrates their Christian beliefs with the contemporary world. Exiles seeks to integrate all aspects of life and decisionmaking and to develop the characteristics of a Christian life lived intentionally within emerging (postmodern) culture. It presents a plea for a dynamic, lifeaffirming, robust Christian faith that can be lived successfully in the postChristian world of twentyfirst century Western society. This book will present a Christian lifestyle that can be lived in nonreligious categories and be attractive to notyet Christians. Such a worldview takes ecology and politics seriously. It offers a positive response to the workplace, the arts, feminism, mystery and worship. Exiles seeks to develop a framework that will allow Christians to live boldly and courageously in a world that no longer values the culture of the church, but does greatly value many of the things the Bible speaks positively about. This book suggests that there us more to being a Christian than meets the eye. It explores the secret, unseen nooks and crannies in the life of a Christian and suggests that faith is about more than church attendance and belief in God. Written in a conversational, easytoread style, Exiles is aimed at church leaders, pastors and laypersons and seeks to address complex issues in a simple manner. It includes helpful photographs and diagrams.

Published Year: 2006
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 978-1921202841

 

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