This basic primer on the interface between gospel and culture highlights the contrast between presentation evangelism and participation evangelism. It helps Christians navigate between the twin pitfalls of syncretism (being so culturally irrelevant that you lose your message) and sectarianism (being so culturally irrelevant that you lose your mission). Included are interviews with those who have crossed cultural barriers, such as a television producer, exotic dancer, tattoo studio owner, and band manager. The appendix represents eight portals into the future: population, family, health/medicine, creating, learning, sexuality, and religion.
Mark Driscoll was recently featured on the ABC special The Changing of Worship.
Mark Driscoll is one of the 50 most influential pastors in America, and the founder of Mars Hill Church in Seattle (www.marshillchurch.org), the Paradox Theater, and the Acts 29 Network which has planted scores of churches. Mark is the author of The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out. He speaks extensively around the country, has lectured at a number of seminaries, and has had wide media exposure ranging from NPR’s All Things Considered to the 700 Club, and from Leadership Journal to Mother Jones magazine. He’s a staff religion writer for the Seattle Times. Along with his wife and children, Mark lives in Seattle.
People don't understand what Mark is trying to do, or what he has done. Those have been lured away by Satan. And are/have been deceived. Woe unto them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. Wells
Driscoll's way of thinking is not going to sit well with everyone, but he unashamedly puts forth his view of Christian theology and church practice which is why I enjoy his work. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a very good book. I found myself convicted and challenged to find ways to do mission. As a church planter, this is a good book to train people in.Published 10 months ago by Watson Jones III
While Driscoll can be a bit of a controversial figure, this book stands as a call for churches and Christians to return to thoroughly biblical and Christ-centered lives while... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joe
Mark Driscoll's early work, Radical Reformission, calls the church back to relationship and relevance. Read morePublished 14 months ago by JBA
This book is about living life spiritually for Christ while learning about the culture we live in as well as the various approaches that churches seem to have in regards to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Justice Pirate
Get past Driscoll's often errant recitation and interpretation of 'historical fact' (eg the American temperance movement), and his swinging from empathy to judgmentaliam when... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Living in Freedom!
This is less a book about how the church relates to its' subjects, and more a long-winded write-up of Driscoll's life, views, slams on other churches, rampaging homophobia and so... Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by Rainbow Zen
As a young pastor I keep getting told that I need to learn from the leadership training of Mark Driscoll, who is the leader of the Acts 29 Network and pastor of Mars Hill Church in... Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Tommy