Churches are morphing into new forms–emergent churches, shopping mall churches, megachurches–yet surveys show that an increasing number of believers. Philip Yancey journals his personal pilgrimage from skepticism and disillusionment about the church back to enthusiastic participation. Is it because something is wrong with the church? Perhaps that’s part of the picture. But Philip Yancey insists there is another part. In this candid.
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They’ve been burned by the church or they’re upset about phili aspects of Christianity. Poignant view of what could be Yancey challenges one to look at the circumstances surrounding in order to grow the church with involvement not in perfection but in reality all that is God working in you. A constant question- Church, Why Bother?
And we were taught that God answers prayers, miraculously, but my father died of polio just after my first birthday, despite many prayers for his healing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Carlus Gupton Site Design: The reader is in control! I grew up confused by the contradictions. Jul 09, Reflector rated it did not like it.
Yes, the church fails in its mission and makes serious blunders precisely because the church comprises human beings who will always fall short of the glory of God.
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Church: Why Bother? – Philip YanceyPhilip Yancey
Some worthy food for thought. This was the first book of Philip Yancey’s that I’d ever read. Powers underscores the paradox of congregational life: About Meet the Uancey Reviews. I feel overwhelming gratitude that I can make a living writing about the questions that most interest me.
Here the author makes a good case for getting engaged in the local church. Some Christians may find such opinions sacrilegious but I’m not going to pretend to think like conventional Christians. I’ve gotten jaded with churchy stuff. Yancey does not whitewash the church’s faults, rather he sets them against the overwhelming balance of its strengths: I can understand if someone is dealing with a major life illness that limits their abilities but I don’t see any biblical support botherr such phiip dangerous view.
He walks the fine line he is so adept at walking – he does not sugarcoat but at the same time he does not rob the church for what it is: A phili of betrayal engulfed him. Mas ela chega ao destino.
Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage
Just as every romantic eventually learns that marriage is the beginning, not the end, of the struggle to make love work, every Christian must learn that church is also only a beginning. In his candid, thought-provoking manner, award-winning author Philip Yancey reveals the reasons behind his own journey back from skepticism to wholehearted participation in the church, and weighs the church’s human failings against its compelling worth as obther body of Christ. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Still worth the read, I would recommend it. That is the risk God took. I’ve been reading a lot of books lately to help me deal with my growing apathy with church. It is short and sweet and makes its point well. Cautiously, warily, I returned, circling around the faith to see if it might be true.
Yet the New Testament stubbornly presents the church as being more like a family than an institution We are not yet what we should be, but Yanfey heart for us is to practice, and practice makes perfect.
Church: Why Bother?
He rejected the narrowness and prejudices of the members and was away from the church for a number of years. Well written and very “readable. In doing so, their faith moves from a contract faith – I’ll follow God if he treats me well” to a relationship that could transcend any hardship. I was in total shock when I flipped the second to last page and realized: He also gives advice to those involved in church, regarding burnout yancye motivation.
Yancey gives a beautiful depiction on God’s love for church and community. In his candid, thought-provoking manner, award-winning author Philip Yancey reveals the reasons behind his own journey back from skepticism to wholehearted participation in the church, and weighs the church’s human failings against its compelling worth as the body of Christ.
Lighter than most of Yancey’s work, but well worth reading nonetheless. Botehr by Philip Yancey. A few quotes that stood out to me – “Church exists primarily not to provide entertainment or to encourage vulnerability or to build self-esteem or facilitate friendship but to worship God.