Friday, July 22, 2011

Vickers' New Book on Renewal

My friend and colleague at United Jason Vickers has just come out with a new book, Minding the Good Ground: A Theology for Church Renewal, published by Baylor University Press. It's short, sweet, and to the point.  It comes out of five years of teaching our introductory level course, "Foundations for Church Renewal," as well as numerous conversations with many different people who care deeply about the life of the church. The ideas are Vickers', but they have been sharpened by dialogue with pastors, judicatory leaders, laypeople, and other academics.

Since we started talking about church renewal at United about five years ago , we have always said that we don't have a canned answer that we're selling. Rather, our goal has been to open up a vital conversation about church renewal among all who have an interest in this topic. This book will lead to helpful conversations that, we pray, will bear fruit within the church. If you have an interest in church renewal, I'd strongly suggest checking this one out.