Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening ~ by Diana Butler Bass, 2012, religionReading now
Diana Butler Bass offers a fresh interpretation of the "spiritual but not religious" trend and seeks to comprehend the decline in Christian attendance and affiliation that started decades ago — and has increased exponentially in recent years. Bass argues that we are at a critical stage in a completely new spiritual awakening, a vast interreligious progression toward individual and cultural transformation, and a wholly new kind of postreligious faith.
Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words ~ by Brian D. McLaren, 2011, religionJust finished
Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus ~ by Robin R. Meyers, 2009, religion, 10/10CHURCH
here. Since Forrest Avenue UMC, where I was pastor from 1987 to 1991, was just down the street and closed two years ago, I would like to see St. Marks UMC continue as a community church.
Visit the Sunday Salon's Facebook page for links to more posts.