Permission Granted to do Church Differently in the 21st Century

Graham Cooke & Gary Goodell (Authors)

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Permission Granted to do Church Differently in the 21st Century

A must read for anyone who wants to 'do church differently,' in the third millennium.

On several occasions, history has provided the needed critical mass and the synergistic inertia to thrust the church into breaking out of its box and becoming the force in culture and society that God intended it to be.

Today, the church, in the 21st Century, has once again reached this 'critical mass.' It is something so big and so obvious that the winds of change demand we look hard at our forms and face the reality that a different church must provide a different response to a post-modern age. This Third Millennium ('a day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day,' 2 Peter 3:8; Psalm 90:4), or this 'Third Day' requires a 'Third Way' of doing and being the church.

This book tells the story of one of those churches - a single-cell, Sunday morning, building-driven, pastor-dominated church that has broken out into an empowering network of churches and ministries.

Everything Must Change

Brian McLaren (Author)

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Everything Must Change

What do the life and teaching of Jesus have to say about the most critical global problems in our world today?

Acclaimed author and Emergent church leader Brian McLaren states, 'More and more Christian leaders are beginning to realise that for the millions of young adults who have recently dropped out of church, Christianity is a failed religion.

Why? Because it has specialised in dealing with 'spiritual needs' to the exclusion of physical and social needs. It has focused on 'me' and 'my eternal destiny,' but it has failed to address the dominant societal and global realities of their lifetime: systemic injustice, poverty and dysfunction.'

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