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The Ruthless Monk reviews "Think Christianly"

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Recently Leslie Keeney shared a very thoughtful review of Jonathan Morrow's Think Christianly at her blog, The Ruthless Monk

Below is an excerpt, and you can read the rest of Leslie's review here.

Think Christianly"Jonathan Morrow thinks that “out there is already in here.” He writes in Think Christianly that “the thoughts, attitudes, perceptions, convictions, values, and lifestyles of those inside the church are rapidly growing indistinguishable from…those outside the church.”  The author cites both research and on-the-ground observation to demonstrate that pretty much every age group within the church is not only immersed in the modern secular worldview, but doesn’t even know the basics of their own faith.

Morrow’s response is to admit that “the majority of Christians in America are not thinking or living like followers of Christ.” But rather than retreat to a bunker mentality, (which created this mess in the first place), Morrow sounds the call for the church to engage culture. First, he proclaims, the church must understand the world in which it lives, then it must “learn how to speak in a compassionate, winsome, and informed voice to our culture, starting with the questions they are asking.”

Morrow doesn’t hesitate to tackle pretty much every aspect of modern culture in this book. The first half of the book lays out the groundwork, giving Christians a big picture of what the secular world thinks, why they think it, and how it differs from what Morrow calls (for lack of a better term) a “biblical worldview.” This is heady stuff—dense and important. And Morrow does a fantastic job of making it clear, interesting, and readable."

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