« Living Simply in Abundance (18) | Main | Even simple tech helps reduce poverty »

Jan 15, 2008

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

J. K. Gayle

Thanks for giving the Romans, not the Greeks, the due credit for headship=leadership. So why did Paul write the Romans in Greek again? Really, thanks for the very helpful series on household codes in the NT which treat men and women very differently.

And thanks for the reviews of these two important books.

Michael W. Kruse

Thanks J. K.

"So why did Paul write the Romans in Greek again?" I have no idea. All I can tell you is that the whole NT is all Greek to me. :)

Seriously, I this book is already provoking some pretty heated discussion and it isn't even officially available.

grace

Michael,
Great review, concise, thorough, and balanced. I was interested in your paragraph stating that the book wasn't endorsing a return to 1st century practices. That was what I understood in reading it also, but it seems that many people feel that the underlying agenda of the book is either house church or an idealistic NT model.

Michael W. Kruse

Thanks Grace.

There is so much emotional invesment in the issues PC raises that I think it is virtually impossible for many people to read it without knee-jerking to their pet fears.

We have become so invested in our traditions that we've lost our ability to focus misionally and adapt to new contexts. We can't even conceptualize church without these historical practices. I'm not convinced that Viola or Barna have a silver bullet solution but we do need some folks them to brightly shine the light on where all our "stuff" came from.

Mike Morrell

Great review, Michael. I'd love to get your feedback on http://zoecarnate.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/coming-out-of-the-pagan-christianity-closet/>my new post about all this, especially with your involvement in the Presbyterian church. Did you feel attacked by their institutional deconstruction? Or did it strike you differently?

Bill Lollar

Hi, Michael. Just thought you and your readers might enjoy reading a new interview I just posted with George Barna and Frank Viola: The Thin Edge hosts joint interview with Barna & Viola. Thanks for your review!

Michael W. Kruse

Thanks Bill.

Glenn

Thanks for your accurate review of this Book! I've referred to it many times. If you would permit me to plant two seeds:
http://thebigpicmin.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/the-church-leaders-dilemma-follow-paul-or-accept-pay/

http://thebigpicmin.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/real-communion-services/

God Bless
Glenn

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Your email address:


Powered by FeedBlitz

Kruse Kronicle on Kindle

Check It Out

Categories