The Future of the Church: Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren and David Lose

future churchA conversation with Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, and David Lose recorded Oct. 7, 2013, and hosted by Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., during the Celebration of Biblical Preaching.

“Church: A Nine Pound Sparrow that is Afraid to Fly”

sparrowAt the beginning of his latest book, “The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Jesus”, ¬†Robin Meyers quotes ¬†Fred Craddock to ask how the church became a nine pound sparrow that is afraid to fly? Questioning the domestication of what was once an underground church, Meyers bemoans the church’s current state ofunderground church domestication and sentimentality. I’ve blogged about Meyer’s before and highly recommended his earlier book: “Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus.” I have just re-read both books and I think that they are must-reads for anyone who cares about the future of Christianity. Watch this brief video for a sample of Meyers dreams for the subversive way toward the Reign of God where everyone has enough.