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Of course, the most obvious question to ask is: What are they keeping Austin weird from? What was trying to unweird the city? In his book, Long lists a set of weird values the residents of Austin were eager to hold on to: • Keep Austin ...

Author: Michael Frost

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781631468513

Category: Religion

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Jesus is different. Go and do likewise. Many Christians have become comfortable with letting the world mold them instead of being set apart by God. And many churches have traded in their biblical roots for complacent conventionality. But Jesus and the church are anything but conventional. The hallmark of our faith is that it sees the world differently than the world sees itself. We are called to be eccentric--off center, unique, different---not conformed to the patterns of the world but transformed by the renewing of our minds. By God's grace, we are not only dissatisfied by sin but also increasingly uncompelled by conventionality. So resist the allure of acceptability. Get back to the unsafe roots of our faith. Be equipped to surprise the world with the Good News it didn't even know it was waiting for. Challenge the way things are by living a life that has been truly set free by Christ.
2018-09-04 By Michael Frost

Jesus is different.

Author: Michael Frost

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781631468537

Category: Religion

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Jesus is different. Go and do likewise. Many Christians have become comfortable letting the world mold them instead of being set apart by God. And many churches have traded in their biblical roots for complacent conventionality. But Jesus and the church are anything but conventional. The hallmark of our faith is that it sees the world differently than the world sees itself. We are called to be eccentric—off center, unique, different; not conformed to the patterns of the world but transformed by the renewing of our minds. By the grace of God we are not only dissatisfied by sin but increasingly uncompelled by conventionality. So resist the allure of acceptability. Get back to the unsafe roots of our faith. Be equipped to surprise the world with the Good News it didn’t even know it was waiting for. Challenge the way things are by living a life that has been truly set free by Christ.
2018-09-04 By Michael Frost

An Introduction to Christian Doctrine Through the Apostles' Creed Michael F. Bird ... a missional imperative.9 The motto of the city of Austin, Texas is “keep Austin weird”; so too we need to work and to act to keep Christianity weird.

Author: Michael F. Bird

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310520931

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Modern Christians have often hesitated to embrace the ancient creeds because of our “nothing but the Bible” tradition. In What Christians Ought to Believe Michael Bird opens our eyes to the possibilities of the Apostle’s Creed as a way to explore and understand the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Bringing together theological commentary, tips for application, and memorable illustrations, What Christians Ought to Believe summarizes the basic tenets of the Christian faith using the Apostle’s Creed as its entryway. After first emphasizing the importance of creeds for the formation of the Christian faith, each chapter, following the Creed’s outline, introduces the Father, the Son, and the Spirit and the Church. An appendix includes the Apostles’ Creed in the original Latin and Greek. What Christians Ought to Believe is ideally suited for both the classroom and the church setting to teach beginning students and laypersons the basics of what Christians ought to affirm if they are to be called Christians.
2016-07-05 By Michael F. Bird

Present. Sent. Keep. Christianity. Weird. MSG Sent: Be Incarnational & Present JOHN 20:21 Sent: Be Incarnational & Present ESV JOHN 20:21 esus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.

Author: Michael Frost

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781641582063

Category: Religion

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Memorizing Scripture has been proven to be an essential, life-giving practice for spiritual growth. Those who memorize passages from the Bible can point to how it’s given them greater assurance of God’s love and a deeper understanding of how to follow Jesus. In this new resource by two leaders of the worldwide missional church movement, Scripture memorization is put to new use, helping believers in Jesus to become active partners in proclaiming and demonstrating that the Kingdom of God is living and active and good for the world. Join Michael Frost and Graham Hill on this journey into the Bible, learn how your brain can be formed and transformed by the Scriptures, and find yourself better equipped to live and declare the good news of Jesus Christ. Special features: 80 tear-out memory verse cards, featuring 4 translations: NIV, ESV, NLT, and MSG The tear-out verse cards use the BELLS method from the bestselling Surprise the World: Blessing others, Eating together, Learning Christ, Listening to the Spirit, Being Sent with a Missionary Focus Follows the familiar, easy-to-use approach of the Topical Memory System 20-week study immerses readers in each BELLS theme and accompanying memory verses Appendixes provide alternative schedules for regular study and memorization A recommended reading list supplements each theme in the BELLS method
2020-10-13 By Michael Frost

The pagan author Caecilius called Christians an “obscure society,” a way of summarizing their countercultural, nonconformist, and subversive orientation.5 In modern parlance, we need to “keep Christianity weird” in the sense of having a ...

Author: Michael F. Bird

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310093985

Category: Religion

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Gospel-Centered Theology for Today Evangelical Theology, Second Edition helps today's readers understand and practice the doctrines of the Christian faith by presenting a gospel-centered theology that is accessible, rigorous, and balanced. According author Michael Bird the gospel is the fulcrum of Christian doctrine; the gospel is where God meets us and where we introduce the world to God. And as such, an authentically evangelical theology is the working out of the gospel in the various doctrines of Christian theology. The text helps readers learn the essentials of Christian theology through several key features, including: A "What to Take Home" section at end of every part that gives readers a run-down on all the important things they need to know. Tables, sidebars, and questions for discussion to help reinforce key ideas and concepts A "Comic Belief" section, since reading theology can often be dry and cerebral, so that readers enjoy their learning experience through some theological humor added for good measure. Now in its second edition, Evangelical Theology has proven itself in classrooms around the world as a resource that helps readers not only understand the vital doctrines of Christian theology but one that shows them how the gospel should shape how they think, pray, preach, teach, and minister in the world.
2020-10-20 By Michael F. Bird

Keep Christianity Weird, 11. 9. Keep Christianity Weird, 59. 10. Quoted in Jon Tyson and Heather Grizzle's book, A Creative Minority: Influencing Culture Through Redemptive Participation (New York City: Heather Grizzle, 2016), 33–34.

Author: J.R. Briggs

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310102144

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The widening of political, racial, generational, and religious differences leads too often to an "us vs. them" mentality. The Sacred Overlap communicates a refreshing vision that embraces tension and shows us how to live in radical love and faithfulness between the extremes that isolate and divide people. The gospels display how Jesus was committed to crossing the either/or waters of the cultural and societal wars of his day. His miracles and parables often broke or ignored religious and political lines that seemed all important. He comforted the disturbed and disturbed the comfortable. Using Jesus' example, J. R. Briggs offers a fresh and relevant understanding of evangelism and discipleship in our present time of extreme polarization. Without sacrificing biblical integrity, The Sacred Overlap is a joyful exploration of the complexity of life in the peace of Christ. With careful discernment, Briggs: Shares creative ways to engage with God's mission of ministering to those who are intrigued by Jesus but turned off by church. Explores what it means to be joyful in the midst of heart-wrenching pain and earthly suffering. Models what it means to maintain a posture of convicted civility which emphasizes both grace and truth. The Sacred Overlap helps readers see how Christians are called to live with their feet firmly planted in two different worlds—in both heaven and earth—living naturally with both the sacred and the ordinary. Only then can a Christian be a faithful witness and disciple of Jesus.
2020-09-08 By J.R. Briggs

He doesn't want to destroy the Christians, he just wants them to keep it weird on the down-low and avoid messing with Caesar's kingdom. Today things have changed. The empire that Pliny represented eventually merged with the ...

Author: Tripp Fuller

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506401256

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Christology is crazy. It’s rather absurd to identify a first-century homeless Jew as God revealed, but a bunch of us do anyway. In this book, Tripp Fuller examines the historical Jesus, the development of the doctrine of Christ, the questions that drove christological innovations through church history, contemporary constructive proposals, and the predicament of belief for the church today. Recognizing that the battle over Jesus is no longer a public debate between the skeptic and believer but an internal struggle in the heart of many disciples, he argues that we continue to make christological claims about more than an “event” or simply the “Jesus of history.” On the other hand, C. S. Lewis’s infamous “liar, lunatic, and Lord” scheme is no longer intellectually tenable. This may be a guide to Jesus, but for Christians, Fuller is guiding us toward a deeper understanding of God. He thinks it’s good news—good news about a God who is so invested in the world that God refuses to be God without us.
2015-11-01 By Tripp Fuller

“I know this may sound a little strange, but would you mind if I pray with you—for your leg?” I ask with as much nonaggressive conviction as I can muster. ... Keep Christianity weird. This leads us to the fifth and final practice for ...

Author: David Kinnaman

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493415946

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Discover What's Working and Find Hope Negative perceptions. Church dropouts. Prodigals and nomads. It's easy to get discouraged by all that's going wrong when it comes to Christianity and the emerging generation. Yet what's going right? In fact, signs of hope are springing up all around. In Faith for Exiles, the author of unChristian and You Lost Me unveils major new Barna research that uncovers what's working--five practices that contribute to resilience. Enter the world of resilient young adult Christians and learn how they are sustaining faith. Finally, you can find hope in all that God is doing among young disciples today. Caught Between Cultures In a world where always-connected smart devices and search algorithms educate and entertain, digital Babylon is the new context for discipleship. Faith for Exiles reveals findings from a groundbreaking three-year research study of young Christians whose faith remains resilient even in exile. Barna president David Kinnaman teams up with former executive director of Youth Specialties Mark Matlock to help you: • Make sense of chaotic cultural changes and respond with compassion to the next generation of believers • Recognize the biblical concept of exile as an essential framework for following Christ today • Discover five research-based practices that cultivate faithfulness in digital Babylon • Prepare young Christians to be on mission with Jesus in the world • Empower Jesus followers of all ages to thrive in our current exile
2019-09-03 By David Kinnaman

—MICHAEL FROST Missiologist, Morling College, and author of Keep Christianity Weird “It's not every day one has the pleasure of encountering someone who has lived passionately, consistently, and courageously in the way of Jesus, ...

Author: Dave Andrews

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725288553

Category: Religion

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Dave Andrews's latest book, To Right Every Wrong, is the last in the Dave Andrews Legacy Series. It is a funny, sad, brutally honest retrospective, reflecting on what it has meant for him and his family to seek to live a lifetime dedicated to love and justice. The reflections in this book, subtitled The Making and Unmaking of One Improbable Minor Prophet, come in three parts--the personal, the prophetical, and the paradoxical. The personal part explores Andrews's experience of the radical, compassionate spirituality that he shares with wife, Angie, and which has shaped their way of life as a family in community with marginalized and disadvantaged groups of people. The prophetical part explores Andrews's embrace of the "strange," "crazy," "improbable" call he felt to be a prophet, which he has sought to flesh out in classic prophetic roles--as an interrogator, a protester, a practitioner, and an inspirator--in contemporary prophetic contexts characterized by poverty and violence. The paradoxical part explores Andrews's making and unmaking as a minor prophet, critically constructing and deconstructing the more confrontational aspects of the prophetic roles he has played in order to be able to practice more sensitive pastoral care.
2021-01-21 By Dave Andrews

Michael Frost, author of Surprise the World and Keep Christianity Weird “Refreshing and helpful, The Gift of Wonder soothed my oft-weary spirit. In our polarized, driven, and consumer-obsessed culture, this book is an invitation into ...

Author: Christine Aroney-Sine

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830871582

Category: Religion

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Can you imagine a God who dances with shouts of joy, laughs when you laugh, loves to play, and invites us to join the fun? In this book Christine Sine invites us to pay attention to childlike characteristics that have the power to reshape us, with fresh spiritual practices that engage all our senses and help us embrace the wonder and joy that God intends for us.
2019-03-26 By Christine Aroney-Sine