Today on The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green explores The Courage To Be Protestant by David Wells.
Whatever your choice, Courage to be Protestant will give you the facts and consequences in the world of cultural change. Read and then decide which camp you belong to and why. Great book for all believers from 18-80 years.
The evangelical world of today looks quite different from a few decades ago and appears to have divided into three rather distinct constituencies. These three groups are classic evangelicalism, marketers, and emergents. The last two groups are transitional and are stepping-stones toward a more liberalized Christianity. Over time, the capacity to think doctrinally has been lost as new leaders emerge and the older pastor-theologian model to newer entrepreneurial organization builders promotes a new method of ‘selling” the Gospel; attracting the people in need with a more comfortable appeal.