If the Church were Christian
The largest group in American religious life may be the disillusioned--people who have been involved in the church, respect Jesus, but question what Christianity has become. In If the Church Were Christian Philip Gulley provides a profound picture of what the church could look like if it refocused on the priorities of Jesus. - publisher's website
Table of Contents:
1. Jesus Would Be a Model for Living Rather Than an Object of Worship -- 2. Affirming Our Potential Would Be More Important Than Condemning Our Brokenness -- 3. Reconciliation Would Be Valued over Judgment -- 4. Gracious Behavior Would Be More Important Than Right Belief -- 5. Inviting Questions Would Be Valued More Than Supplying Answers -- 6. Encouraging Personal Exploration Would Be More Important Than Communal Uniformity -- 7. Meeting Needs Would Be More Important Than Maintaining Institutions -- 8. Peace Would Be More Important Than Power -- 9. It Would Care More About Love and Less About Sex -- 10. This Life Would Be More Important Than the Afterlife -- A Closing Word -- Discussion Questions.
Author: Philip Gulley
Publisher: HarperOne (2001)