Book Review: The Practicing Congregation

by Diana Butler Bass With a grant from the Lily Foundation endowment, church historian Diana Butler Bass set out to find new ways for mainline Protestant churches to be faithful in a changing world. Bass looked at 50 churches from six mainline denominations in the United States where new things were happening and people were […]

Review: The Celtic Way of Evangelism

What a perfect time to read or re-read George Hunter’s thought provoking and hopefully action-oriented book, The Celtic Way of Evangelism: How Christianity Can Reach the West Again, (2000, Abingdon Press, Nashville, 144pp.) Here are a few quotes to ponder as we think about St. Patrick, and the Irish, and the need we have as […]

Book Review: Unbinding the Gospel: Real Life Evangelism

by Martha Grace Reese Chalice Press, St. Louis, Mo., 2006. Who says mainline churches can’t do evangelism? Former pastor Martha Grace began a Lilly grant study to prove some can and do. Several years later she has come to the conclusion that though they can they need conversion themselves, first. The purpose of the mainline […]