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Reckoning with Power: Why the Church Fails When It's on the Wrong Side of Power

Reckoning with Power: Why the Church Fails When It's on the Wrong Side of Power

by David E. Fitch

History is clear: Whenever the church has aligned itself with worldly, coercive power, it ends up on the wrong side of important justice issues.But when the church cooperates with God's power through his presence among the least powerful, its witness for Jesus transforms the world into a better place.In Reckoning with Power, David Fitch unpacks the diffe… Read more…

The Church of Us vs. Them: Freedom from a Faith That Feeds on Making Enemies

The Church of Us vs. Them: Freedom from a Faith That Feeds on Making Enemies

by David E. Fitch

We are living in angry times. No matter where we go, what we watch, or how we communicate, our culture is rife with conflict. Unfortunately, Christians appear to be caught up in the same animosity as the culture at large. We are perceived as angry, judgmental, and defensive, fighting among ourselves in various media while the world looks on. How have we fail… Read more…

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Seven Practices for the Church on Mission

Seven Practices for the Church on Mission

by David E. Fitch

Jesus gave his followers seven key practices:The Lord's SupperReconciliationProclaiming the gospelBeing with the "least of these" Being with childrenFivefold ministry giftingKingdom prayer When we practice these disciplines, God becomes faithfully present to us, and we in turn become God's faithful presence to the world. Pastor and professor David Fi… Read more…

Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission
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Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission

by David E. Fitch

Narrated by Fitch, David E.

In our quest to renew the church, Christians have walked through seeker-friendly, emergent, missional, and other movements to develop new expressions of the body of Christ. Now in the post-Christian world in North America we're asking the question again: Is there a way to be the church that engages the world, not by judgment nor accommodation but by beco… Read more…

Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission

Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission

by David E. Fitch

Missio Alliance Essential Reading List of 2016In our quest to renew the church, Christians have walked through seeker-friendly, emergent, missional, and other movements to develop new expressions of the body of Christ. Now in the post-Christian world in North America we're asking the question again: is there a way to be the church that engages the world,… Read more…

The Unkingdom of God: Embracing the Subversive Power of Repentance

The Unkingdom of God: Embracing the Subversive Power of Repentance

by David E. Fitch and Mark Van Steenwyk

Christianity is carrying a lot of baggage. Two thousand years of well-intended (and sometimes not so well-intended) attempts to carry forward the good news of God with us have resulted in some murky understandings of the teachings of Jesus and the culture of God?s kingdom. To embrace Christianity, sometimes we have to repent of what we?ve made of it. In The… Read more…