We need Jesus. The whole Jesus.
The American church is in decline. Secularism is fast gaining traction in culture. Ministry leaders and Christians who love the church are rightly concerned about this momentum. We're scrambling to find solutions.
Longtime Christian journalist, researcher, and ministry leader Rick Lawrence believes that the driving force propelling the church into irrelevance is its propensity reduce Jesus. Deeply researched and comprehensively sourced, Editing Jesus, explores the 8 ways the Jesus of the contemporary church has been edited to fit the spirit of the age. Lawrence writes on:
The Co-Mingling of Kingdoms
The Marginalization of the Poor
The Golden-Calfing of Materialism
The Dismissing of the Supernatural
The Siren-Song of Platforming
The De-Prioritizing of Justice . . . and more
This book is for every person who loves Jesus and His church—who longs to see the real Jesus worshiped and exalted. And it's for every person who wonders how the wheels came off Western Christianity and harbors a hunger that goes unmet in the church. When we discover and return to the unedited Jesus, it's impossible to remain unchanged.
The church begins and ends with Jesus. The whole Jesus.