Stanley Hauerwas on “An Evangelical Social Gospel?”

An Evangelical Social Gospel? is a joy to read because Suttle is so deadly serious about matters that matter. The book is filled with delightful surprises not the least being the recovery of Walter Rauschenbusch to challenge the individualism of evangelical Christianity. But this book is more than critique it is a wonderful imaginative attempt to develop a folk theology that is faithful to the gospel.”

- Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University

Thank you Dr. Hauerwas

BTW, if you want to read an incredible book, pick up Dr. Hauerwas’ memoir Hannah’s Child – it’s simply stunning prose:

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About Tim Suttle

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Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of He is the author of several books including his most recent - Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), & An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals.

Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. The band's most recent album is "Straight Back to Kansas." He helped to plant three thriving churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.

  • Gerard

    Dude. That's the coolest thing I've ever read.

  • Tim Suttle

    I know, right? Stay tuned cause I'll be posting the rest of the blurbs over the next week: Shane Claiborne, Tony Campolo, Brian McLaren, John Franke & more!

  • gad

    You're the man, Tim. I've enjoyed lurking on your blog. Hope all is well.

    Greg Dyer