Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience

Moody Publishers, 2016
ISBN: 9780802493460
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When church and culture look the same...

For the many Christians eager to prove we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much. We either compartmentalize our faith or drift from it altogether—into a world that’s so alluring.

Have you wondered lately:

  • Why does the Western church look so much like the world?
  • Why are so many of my friends leaving the faith?
  • How can we get back to our roots?

Disappearing Church will help you sort through concerns like these, guiding you in a thoughtful, faithful, and hopeful response. Weaving together art, history, and theology, pastor and cultural observer Mark Sayers reminds us that real growth happens when the church embraces its countercultural witness, not when it blends in.

It’s like Jesus said long ago, “If the salt loses its saltiness, it is no longer good for anything…”

From the Back Cover

How a church disappears . . .

For the many Christians sold on proving we can be both holy and cool, cultural pressures are too much. We either compartmentalize our faith, or drift from it altogether—into a world that’s so alluring.

  • Why does the Western church look so much like the world?
  • Why are many of my friends leaving the faith?
  • How can we get back to our roots?

Disappearing Church will help you with questions like these and guide you in a thoughtful, faithful, and hopeful response. Weaving together art, history, and theology, pastor and cultural observer Mark Sayers reminds us that real growth happens when the church embraces its countercultural witness, not when it blends in.

It’s like Jesus said long ago, "If the salt loses its saltiness, it is no longer good for anything . . ."

Product Details

  • Title : Disappearing Church: From Cultural Relevance to Gospel Resilience
  • Author: Sayers, Mark
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • ISBN: 9780802493460

About the Author

MARK SAYERS is the Senior Pastor of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of a number of books and is particularly interested in the intersection of faith and culture. Mark is married to Trudi, and they have a daughter, Grace, and twin boys Billy and Hudson.

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