Reviews

Distinctly Welcoming: Christian presence in a multifaith society

Richard Sudworth
Bletchley: Scripture Union, 2007

Richard Sudworth, who is based in Birmingham but was previously in North Africa, is a consultant with the organisation ‘Faith to Faith’. Our partners, Urban Expression, have appreciated his input into the Crucible course each year, as he reflects with students on the implications for urban mission of living in a multi-cultural and multi-faith society.

It takes a Church to raise a Christian

Tod Bolsinger, Brazos Press, 2004
reviewed by Graham Old

Tod Bolsinger convincingly argues that there is a central truth that churches need to recover if they are to be the kind of communities that can form exceptional people: As God is, so the church should be. As God does, so the church should do. In fact, the way we live together affirms – as it expresses – the reality of God as Divine Communion.

Tortured Wonders

Rodney Clapp, Brazos Press, 2005

By Gareth Higgins

In the church of my youth we often sang a song that anticipated a church made up of ‘dancers who dance upon injustice’ – a noble sentiment, to be sure, but not enough by itself to actually lead to real live, fleshed-out dancers actually doing any kind of two-step on the injustices that plague our world. It was all too easy to live our faith primarily in our hearts. It was entirely possible to turn up to church in gas-guzzling SUVs, and read

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