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Keep Christianity Weird: Embracing the Discipline of Being Different

av Michael Frost

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Jesus is different. Go and do likewise.Many Christians have become comfortable letting the world mold them instead of being set apart by God. And many churches have traded in their biblical roots for complacent conventionality. But Jesus and the church are anything but conventional. The hallmark of our faith is that it sees the world differently than the world sees itself.We are called to be eccentric--off center, unique, different; not conformed to the patterns of the world but transformed by the renewing of our minds. By the grace of God we are not only dissatisfied by sin but increasingly uncompelled by conventionality.So resist the allure of acceptability. Get back to the unsafe roots of our faith. Be equipped to surprise the world with the Good News it didn't even know it was waiting for. Challenge the way things are by living a life that has been truly set free by Christ.… (mer)
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Therapy for anyone who thinks faith is just about going to church. ( )
  PhilipJHunt | Jan 28, 2021 |
Frost argues Christianity's differences from the culture made it thrive in the past. He uses examples from the early church to the Pentecostal movement to demonstrate his thesis. He believes Christianity needs to remain "weird" to make a difference in today's culture. The book gets bogged down in business stories and other cultural examples which provide little relevance to the thesis, mainly serving only to inflate the word count. It will interest some Christian readers, but not those who prefer better editing. I won the book through a GoodReads giveaway. Although a review is appreciated, one was not required in the terms. ( )
  thornton37814 | Feb 22, 2019 |
Jesus is different, go and do likewise. That's what Michael Frost is on about; we're too comfortable being moulded by the world, but we're set apart for God - a peculiar, weird people... ( )
  cbinstead | Jan 22, 2019 |
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Jesus is different. Go and do likewise.Many Christians have become comfortable letting the world mold them instead of being set apart by God. And many churches have traded in their biblical roots for complacent conventionality. But Jesus and the church are anything but conventional. The hallmark of our faith is that it sees the world differently than the world sees itself.We are called to be eccentric--off center, unique, different; not conformed to the patterns of the world but transformed by the renewing of our minds. By the grace of God we are not only dissatisfied by sin but increasingly uncompelled by conventionality.So resist the allure of acceptability. Get back to the unsafe roots of our faith. Be equipped to surprise the world with the Good News it didn't even know it was waiting for. Challenge the way things are by living a life that has been truly set free by Christ.

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