What is the Reform the Church Needs?

In advancing this series (Part One, Part Two, Part Three) on David Platt’s Radical Together, I want to address these questions: What exactly is the reform that the American church requires?  How exactly should that reform be framed?  What are the right terms and categories to explain it? I’ve explained in detail what I find so [Read More...]

Narcissus's Camera

I’ve now written “Are Conservative Churches Getting Radical?” and “The Dangers of ‘Radical Faith’ (and What They Teach Us.”  I hope tomorrow to publish more positive suggestions on what radical discipleship might look like, especially in community (and in conversation with David Platt’s Radical Together), but presently I want to explain something in greater detail. [Read More...]

The Dangers of "Radical" Faith (and What They Teach Us)

My father has served for decades as an elder and pastor in non-denominational evangelical churches.  He devoted extraordinary amounts of time to caring for the people in the congregations: visiting the ill, comforting the dying, counseling couples in crisis, encouraging those who wrestled with depression or mental illness or the loss of a loved one, [Read More...]

Are Conservative Churches Getting “Radical”?

What has been most encouraging about the phenomenon of David Platt’s Radical — it’s spent 55 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list for paperback advice, and the follow-up Radical Together recently hit bookshelves — is that its sales were driven largely by a theologically and morally conservative readership. The significance of this point [Read More...]


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