The Radical Church – Foreword and Review

You can David Robertson’s Foreword to ‘Radical Church’ over at his blog http://www.theweeflea..com

THE BLOG OF DAVID ROBERTSON

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“For too long the western church has occupied a throne and has abandoned the cross. The church has reigned as king instead of bowing as a servant.”

John Caldwell’s statement is not new. In fact there is very little in this wee book that is new. You can find more detailed analysis of current cultural trends, contemporary church issues, historical developments and in-depth theology elsewhere. What you will not find, and what is new, is that all these things are brought together in this one book in a manner which addresses the needs of the churches today and which is accessible to the vast majority of people.

John’s basic thesis is one that I would totally agree with. One of the reasons that we set up Solas Centre for Public Christianity was precisely because we identified the same trends that John notices. With his social and varied ecclesiastical background he…

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