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Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts Into the Missional Frontier By David E. Fitch Geoff Holsclaw Prodigal Christianity Signposts Into the Missional Frontier An engaging and thoughtful book that guides readers into the frontiers of being a missional Christian Prodigal Christianity offers a down to earth accessible and yet provocative understanding of God
  • Title: Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts Into the Missional Frontier
  • Author: David E. Fitch Geoff Holsclaw
  • ISBN: 9781118228357
  • Page: 102
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  • Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts Into the Missional Frontier By David E. Fitch Geoff Holsclaw An engaging and thoughtful book that guides readers into the frontiers of being a missional Christian Prodigal Christianity offers a down to earth, accessible, and yet provocative understanding of God s mission of redemption in the world, and how followers of Christ can participate in this work It speaks into the discontent of all those who have exhausted conservative, liAn engaging and thoughtful book that guides readers into the frontiers of being a missional Christian Prodigal Christianity offers a down to earth, accessible, and yet provocative understanding of God s mission of redemption in the world, and how followers of Christ can participate in this work It speaks into the discontent of all those who have exhausted conservative, liberal, and even emergent ways of being Christian and are looking for a new way forward It offers building blocks for missional theology and practice that moves Christians into a gospel centered way of life for our culture and our times.Offers a compelling and creative vision for North American Christians Puts forth a theology and ten critical signposts that must be observed to follow a missional way of life post Christendom, missio Dei, incarnation, witness, scripture, gospel, church, sexuality, justice, pluralism Asks questions and points to issues that trouble many leaders in the post modern, post denominational, post Christendom church This book can fill the gap for the average Christian left discontented with the current options after evangelicalism.
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    1. David E. Fitch Geoff Holsclaw

      David Fitch is B R Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary Chicago, IL He s married to Rae Ann and they have one child, a son Max He s pastored and participated in many church plants including Life on the Vine Christian Community a missional church in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Most recently he and his family have joined Peace of Christ Church, Westmont, a church planted from Life on the Vine He writes on the issues the local church must face in Mission including cultural engagement, leadership and theology His theology combines Neo Anabaptist streams of thought, his commitments to evangelicalism and his love for political theory He has lectured and presented on these topics at many seminaries, graduate schools, denominational gatherings and conferences Dr Fitch is the author of numerous articles in places like Christianity Today, The Other Journal, Missiology Evangelical Missions Quarterly, as well as academic journals He has been featured in places like OutReach Magazine, Anabaptist Witness, Homebrewed Christianity He is the author of The End of Evangelicalism Discerning a New Faithfulness for Mission Cascade Books, 2011 , The Great Giveaway Reclaiming the Mission of the Church from American Business, Para Church Organizations, Psychotherapy, Consumer Capitalism and Other Modern Maladies Baker Books, 2005 and Prodigal Christianity 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier Jossey Bass 2013 with co author Geoff Holsclaw His latest book is entitled Faithful Presence How God Shapes the Church for the Sake of the World It is due Summer of 2016 with InterVarsity books.

    344 thoughts on “Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts Into the Missional Frontier”

    1. While this book was conservative than I expected, it was also thought provoking Prodigal Christianity compares the journey of Jesus into our world to the prodigal son obviously a little different take on that parable and asks if our own Christianity is prodigal enough The authors are talking about the missional frontier, and how we are spreading the Gospel To become Christian is to learn to become prodigal.One quote on page 69 helped set the tone for me New Testament scholar E.G Selwyn notes t [...]


    2. First off, prodigal, as defined by Mirriam Webster, means, characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure Thus, Prodigal Christianity would mean wasteful Christianity Of course, most people don t know the true meaning of the word and associate it only with the story of the Prodigal Son, thus extrapolating a meaning like, given to leaving and returning I thought, upon opening the book, that that was a good indicator of what I d be getting two writers who don t care enough to research their titl [...]


    3. Prodigal Christianity has great points about the nature of the church, but its tone and architecture seem off It proposes a way of being Christian in missional communities who live in such a way that we invite the kingdom of God into our lives and the neighborhoods around us And when it is on topic it is thoughtful and winsome Unfortunately it spends too much time reacting to and critiquing the emergent and neo Reformed It has annoyed the emergent and while I have little sympathy with their whin [...]


    4. Scot McKnight in his book The King Jesus Gospel describes a deeper, fuller, robust idea of the gospel that goes beyond simply get saved What McKnight did for reimagining the gospel, Fitch and Holsclaw have done for ecclesiology and mission in Prodigal Christianity This powerful and potentially controversial book challenges the de facto responses to the post Christendom and post modern reactions to Christianity in the west and describes signposts to lead the church into this strange new world, f [...]


    5. This is a book which attempts to present a winsome Christianity to a post Christendom world The last two chapters on justice and pluralism are the best two chapters in the book Also helpful is their critique of Brian MacLaren s New Kind of Christianity Fitch and Holsclaw write engagingly about the importance of hermeneutics However, their own ability in this area is quite weak One cringes at how they interpret texts such as 1 Corinthians 5 and Acts 15 on the Jerusalem Council.Fitch and Holsclaw [...]


    6. Check out our Book Mash Up of Prodigal Christianity this coming Monday, Oct 28 on the Gospel Neighboring Podcast Gospelneighboring As a so called Neo Reformed Christian, I enjoyed this book for its practical help in entering the missional frontier The emphasis on the local and relational is refreshing.I wish authors exercised the principle of charity in critiquing my camp Often I would read the critiques of Keller and Carson and just shake my head as I know that such a reductionistic presentatio [...]


    7. Prodigal Christianity is a thoughtful reflection on ten critical issues facing a church intending to live into its missional calling in today s world here in the USA This is neither a color by numbers this is how you have to do mission today kind of book nor is it a time to throw out everything you ve ever known and done kind of book I like this book simply because it moves me to a greater critical awareness of context and a greater sensitivity to incarnational living being in the world.


    8. A helpful book for the Christian pilgrim That it was difficult to process reveals of my own intellectual deficiencies than the organization of the book.Readers will be drawn to the frequent examples of personal witness by deeds thus enlarging the work of God in His world They may be dismayed by the echoes of orthodoxy that appear here and there It is difficult to escape the gravity field of traditional recent Christianity even as the new trajectories are explored.


    9. Prodigal Christianity was really challenging for me As someone who grew up with a conservative, apologetic ideology but is also dissatisfied with both Christian liberalism and emergent church, it spoke to me It gives us a way forward that seeks faithfulness beyond commitment to an ideology and renewed commitment to living the gospel in our neighborhoods It was a good, challenging, and encouraging read.


    10. Not a bad read, but nothing really groundbreaking by any stretch Much of the same has been included in other works on missional church stuff For folks new to the idea of missional church it will likely prove helpful Worth a read, but it is one additional voice among many encouraging similar approaches Won t be appreciated by all of course, as it does push a few buttons on issues of the church s relationship with people of alternative sexualities not my terminology of choice.


    11. I don t do huge book reviews, but this was very well thought out theologically and went out of it s way to speak well of alternate viewpoints.That being said, I loved that Fitch gives us a middle path between the pompous theology police of the neo reformed The Gospel Inquisition I mean collation and the sometimes murky orthodoxy of the emergent movement This is a good, but deep, read.


    12. The author makes the point that the culture is post Christian His argument is good and he offers some good suggestions for the way forward We have to learn to ask different questions and really listen to culture to do so.


    13. Good read for the missionalI found that Fitch and Holsclaw gave voice to some of my own thinking over the past few years about mission, especially missio dei Thus they will be allies as I go forward as I m led by the Spirit to discern God s mission in this place.


    14. 4.5An important work that I will keep coming back to, and keep bringing my church spheres of influence back to.



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