By D. Neal MacPherson,Douglas John Hall
Based upon the background and event of a specific congregation, Church of the Crossroads in Honolulu, Hawaii, this ebook indicates a 3rd alternative for the church buildings of mainline Protestantism: to embody their ongoing disestablishment and to determine it now not as a burden or as whatever to be both overlooked or reversed, yet as a chance to ascertain a brand new method of being within the world.
Readers of Neal MacPherson's booklet will locate either encouragement and sensible assist in his depiction of this amazing congregation.
--Douglas John corridor, CM, Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology, McGill collage, Montreal, Canada.
"As Christendom dies, actual Christianity, which, as Chesterton stated, has been 'so little tried,' appears for the way into the long run. And at any place Christians are critical adequate to permit pass of the drained previous types their faith has assumed in its lengthy and proven previous, they're studying the braveness and mind's eye essential to positioned the nice wine of the gospel into new ecclesiastical wineskins. a few of these wineskins will without doubt burst. a few have already got. yet a few will live on and may end up assets of strength, knowledge, and human desire for the century ahead.
The Church of the Crossroads, in my trust, is without doubt one of the latter."
--from the foreword
For the prior nineteen years, D. Neal MacPherson has been the pastor of Church of the Crossroads United Church of Christ in Honolulu, Hawaii. this can be his first book.
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Church at a Crossroads: Being the Church after Christendom by D. Neal MacPherson,Douglas John Hall