Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Project Type

Event

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery, Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration, Scholarship of Faith Integration

Abstract

Book #1: "Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren't Fundamentalists," written by Nazarene and published by the Nazarene Publishing House. Book #2: "Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People Are DONE with Church but Not Their Faith," by Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope, which tells why there are mature, highly educated Christians leaving the institutional church. The reasons why they are leaving are for the same four unexpected reasons. While these folks may not be large in numbers, they may be large in impact because they are doers and leaders at all levels of the church, so they may be leading the church membership decline in the Western world, which first affected the mainline denomination churches and now is affecting evangelical churches. Suggestions are made about what churches can do differently to get these leaders back.

 
Apr 19th, 2:20 PM Apr 19th, 2:40 PM

Wesleyanism, Fundamentalism, and the DONES, Mature Christians Who Are Done with the Institutional Church: Two Book Reviews

Benner Fishbowl

Book #1: "Square Peg: Why Wesleyans Aren't Fundamentalists," written by Nazarene and published by the Nazarene Publishing House. Book #2: "Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People Are DONE with Church but Not Their Faith," by Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope, which tells why there are mature, highly educated Christians leaving the institutional church. The reasons why they are leaving are for the same four unexpected reasons. While these folks may not be large in numbers, they may be large in impact because they are doers and leaders at all levels of the church, so they may be leading the church membership decline in the Western world, which first affected the mainline denomination churches and now is affecting evangelical churches. Suggestions are made about what churches can do differently to get these leaders back.