The Underground Church | Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus (Meyers)
A new way to follow Jesus that draws on old ways of following Him.
The Underground Church proposes that the faithful recapture the spirit of the early church with its emphasis on what Christians do rather than what they believe. Prominent progressive writer, speaker, and minister Robin Meyers proposes that the best way to recapture the spirit of the early Christian church is to recognize that Jesus-following was and must be again subversive in the best sense of the word because the gospel taken seriously turns the world upside down.
No matter how the church may organize itself or worship, the defining characteristic of church of the future will be its Jesus-inspired countercultural witness.
The book debunks commonly held beliefs about the early church and offers a vision for the future rooted in the past. It proposes that the church of the future must leave doctrinal tribalism behind and seek a unity of mission instead.
Praise from Archbishop Desmond Tutu
"Read this book if you dare. Become part of the movement if you are daring."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robin Meyers is a nationally known United Church of Christ minister and peace activist. His congregation describes itself as unapologetically Christian and unapologetically liberal (mayflowerucc.org). He writes for Christian Century, is an award-winning commentator for NPR, and a professor of rhetoric in the philosophy department at Oklahoma City University. He is married to Shawn Meyers, an artist, and they are the parents of three children: Blue, Chelsea, and Cass. More information can be found at www.robinmeyers.com
Hardcover, 288 pages
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