Thousands are walking away from the church. Christians are grappling with their faith. And both believers and nonbelievers wondering-what's coming next?
Fearless and provocative, spiritual trailblazer Christian Piatt offers a roadmap to the future of faith with an unflinching examination of the church today.
What's left? Pairing the best "virtues" and worst "scandals" of Christianity, Piatt invites us to abandon institutional religion for deeper, truer faith.
Can we fix it? Guided by the biggest historical, religious, and pop-cultural pioneers of the postChristian era, he demonstrates how to save the best of what Christianity has to offer-and how to rediscover and reinvent the rest.
Do we care? There's plenty of good left in Christianity-if we dare to be as scandalously graceful and loving as Jesus Himself.
Bold and insightful, POSTCHRISTIAN dares Christians to break out of the box and invites outsiders into the fold as we revolutionize faith for a postmodern world.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Lions and Lambs: Seeking Peace with Those We Hate to Love 3
Chapter 2 The Gospel According to Kerouac: The Journey Itself is the Point 10
Chapter 3 Then Comes the Fall: The Christian Scandal of Pride 26
Chapter 4 Speaking Silently: The Christ-Like Virtue of Humility 38
Chapter 5 House of Cards: The Christian Scandal of Certainty 50
Chapter 6 Life on a Flat Planet: The Christ-Like Virtue of Faith 67
Chapter 7 From Breast to Cross: The Christian Scandal of Lust 75
Chapter 8 Re-Membering: The Christ-Like Virtue of Love 88
Chapter 9 A Gambler's Empire: The Christian Scandal of Greed 103
Chapter 10 Hungry as Dogs: The Christ-Like Virtue of Charity 114
Chapter 11 If Only They Were (Fill in the Blank): The Christian Scandal of Judgment 126
Chapter 12 Ninja Jesus: The Christ-like Virtue of Mercy 136
Chapter 13 Millions in the Hands of an Angry God: The Christian Scandal of Fear 146
Chapter 14 Carrying Each Other: The Christ-like Virtue of Courage 155
Chapter 15 Tyranny of the Un-Possessed: The Christian Scandal of Envy 164
Chapter 16 What love Births: The Christ-like Virtue of Justice 175
Chapter 17 Which Side of History?: What's Left? Can we Fix it? Do We care? 185
About the Author 215