Monday, July 21, 2008

Driscoll's Confessions

I just started reading Mark Driscoll's Confessions of a Reformission Rev. Though I've only been through the prelude and the introduction "Chapter Zero" I have found it tremendously insightful and thought provoking. I am greatly looking forward to reading the rest of the book.

Here are a few highlights from Chapter Zero:

Gospel + Culture - Church = Parachurch

Culture + Church - Gospel = Liberalism

Church + Gospel - Culture = Fundamentalism

Gospel + Culture + Church = Reformission

"Does your or ministry community exist for the mission of reaching lost people or primarily for itself?"

There seems to be a recurring theme in my reading as of late: Hybrid.


Amanda said...

I have this book on my list of books to read.

I'm glad you're liking it so far.

mwh said...

I've read his other book, "The Radical Reformission". I've flipped through this one, but haven't read it yet.

I'll be looking forward to a full review. :-)

Sarah said...

This is a really interesting way of putting a phenomenon that I've noticed, but didn't know how to talk about. I think that Christians have always struggled with how to be in the world, but not of it. How do we engage culture, but not be of it? Interesting thoughts!