The Vocation of the Church

I’m finishing up reading Walter Brueggemann’s book, “Disruptive Grace,” this morning. Chapter 14 begins with this quotation:

Here is an idea about the vocation of the church:
To dream the impossible dream;
To speak the impossible word;
To act the impossible act.
Brilliant. Brueggemann is a freak of nature…

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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.