[EPUB] ✰ The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community (J-B Leadership Network Series) By Hugh Halter – Chainnews.us

The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community (J-B Leadership Network Series)Written For Those Who Are Trying To Nurture Authentic Faith Communities And For Those Who Have Struggled To Retain Their Faith, The Tangible Kingdom Offers Theological Answers And Real Life Stories That Demonstrate How The Best Ancient Church Practices Can Re Emerge In Today S Culture, Through Any Church Of Any Size In This Remarkable Book, Hugh Halter And Matt Smay Two Missional Leaders And Church Planters Outline An Innovative Model For Creating Thriving Grass Roots Faith Communities.

[EPUB] ✰ The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community (J-B Leadership Network Series) By Hugh Halter – Chainnews.us
  • ebook
  • 224 pages
  • The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community (J-B Leadership Network Series)
  • Hugh Halter
  • English
  • 23 August 2018
  • 9780470435335

10 thoughts on “The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community (J-B Leadership Network Series)


  1. says:

    Halter and Smay s book was an interesting read While I appreciated their warmth for evangelism and authenticity, I have a major point of contention with one of their opening statements In their opening chapter they say, I believe in the church I believe God loves his church, and that he s quite ticked that his bride looks like Fiona the ogre instead of Cameron Diaz It seems to me that the rest of the book and the quest of the authors are to create a church that looks like Cameron Diaz When reading this book I was continually reminded of a quote by St Augustine Augustine in talking about the church once said, The church is a whore, but this whore is also my mother In thinking about Augustine s quote I believe that he portrays the church in a healthy manner The very church itself is composed of sinners that will always fail to meet up to the glorious standards of God The church is not immune from sin nor a perfect utopia here on earth The Christian church will always fail to meet the mark, and always fails in being free from hypocrisy However, it is this very broken, whorish, and unfaithful vessel that God in His grace has called and commissioned to bring forth the Gospel Ephesians 3 20 Through its unfaithfulness, brokenness and hypocrisy God has used the church, the body of believers, as an instrument to proclaim the life changing message of the Gospel Through the lips of sinners God ministers His Word that penetrates hea...


  2. says:

    Reading entirely through The Tangible Kingdom is like eating toast smothered in strawberry habanero jam It s sweet enough to hold your interest to the last bite, yet hot enough to make people regret it the next morning The Tangible Kingdom claims to be a book about re creating the mission of Jesus, his apostles, and the early Christian churches, when, in fact, it s really about creating an intuitively dreamy fad for those who have been disappointed with organized Christian religion in America This is not to say it doesn t make many valid points about, or provide any helpful insights for, reforming ugly habits of American evangelicalism What I am saying is that the incarnational presence portrayed throughout this book is anecdotal than ancient in its presentation This book can be divided roughly into four sections The first section chs 1 5 is about identifying the church s negative impact in society, and it begins with the author s own life experiences, focusing especially upon God s call for him to lead potential God seekers into something new, but not something entirely new This type of new is about a returning Returning to something ancient, something tried, something true and trustworthy Something that has rerouted the legacies of families, nations, kings, and peasantsW...


  3. says:

    Halter and Smay are church planters who have formed a very different kind of church in Denver, called Adullam What they have wrestled with are the attractional models of church that often rest on the assumption that people need to believe before they belong Instead, they tell a story of a porous community that includes Sojourners who become relationally connected to the community and see the life of the kingdom incarnated in this community How do these relationships happen Mostly it is because people are actively engaged with others in the world, joining community groups rather than having time tied up in church programs, hanging out at third places like bars and coffee shops instead of huddling in church buildings And what is interesting is that they not so much evangelize as simply live curious lives of pursuing the kingdom that arouses the interest of those around them, who want to check out what this community is about in its villages and Gatherings.Througho...


  4. says:

    Halter and Smay s book was an interesting read While I appreciated their warmth for evangelism and authenticity, I have a major point of contention with one of their opening statements In their opening chapter they say, I believe in the church I believe God loves his church, and that he s quite ticked that his bride looks like Fiona the ogre instead of Cameron Diaz It seems to me that the rest of the book and the quest of the authors are to create a church that looks like Cameron Diaz When reading this book I was continually reminded of a quote by St Augustine Augustine in talking about the church once said, The church is a whore, but this whore is also my mother In thinking about Augustine s quote I believe that he portrays the church in a healthy manner The very church itself is composed of sinners that will always fail to meet up to the glorious standards of God The church is not immune from sin nor a perfect utopia here on earth The Christian church will always fail to meet the mark, and always fails in being free from hypocrisy However, it is this very broken, whorish, and unfaithful vessel that God in His grace has called and commissioned to bring forth the Gospel Ephesians 3 20 Through its unfaithfulness, brokenness and hypocr...


  5. says:

    A MUST READ BOOK Even though I don t agree with Halter and Smay at times I think they go to far in trying to connect with our rebellious and anti Christian culture , their project is worth serious study and consideration They argue and their own ministry has proven that every church should be missional It is the difference between being and inward looking and an outward looking church We should not just try and attract people to our churches we need to go out into our communities and bring in the harvest Most of my disagreements lie in the area of culture Halter and Smay show that we need to engage the culture in order I would argue, further, that we need to create a Christian counter culture We don t just want to meet people where they are though that is necessary We need to create an altern...


  6. says:

    I think all my friends should read The Tangible Kingdom I haven t been this inspired by a Christian book someone still alive in a long time Someone codified many things that we ve been doing a Circle of Hope for over a decade and had enough subtle differences to challenge me This would be good for people trying to lead...


  7. says:

    Short review The Tangible Kingdom adds to the literature that is trying to help the church reach those that have no church background I think that the presented model of church is the way that church needs to be done to reach non Christians T...


  8. says:

    I would love to be part of a community like the author describes.


  9. says:

    From the introduction XviiiIf you re like the authors of this book, you ve gone down with a ship or two, trying to make the Kingdom story tangible You may have tried a few different churches, methods, programs, leaders, teachers, styles, and sizes only to find yourself stuck on a ship that seems to be attracting no one and can barely hold your interestchokengtitik

    titikchokeng 9Change must be about new, which to us means fresh, bright, something that intuitively feels right, that causes us not only to dream but to move on our dreams p 13Have you considered that when the unchurched baby boomers reach retirement age, they ll represent one of our most unreached people groups Therefore, if we re committed to reaching one of the fastest growing segments, emerging church may be based in retirement centers and have as its primary cultural engagement reruns of Happy Days, Leave it to Beaver, and free denture giveawayschokengtitik

    titikchokeng 16Yet we continue to lose the people we have while failing to reach the ones we don t have There is a great letter f...


  10. says:

    Our church rarely has special speakers, and so I checked out Hugh Halter on the internet when I heard he would be in our church I was disappointed that I would miss hearing him as his focus appears to be engaging with culture relationally rather than staying within the church walls, and since that resonates with me, I decided I should just read one of his books.I m not sure who his primary audience is for this book I think he is writing to church planters or pastors primarily, encouraging them to re think church, church growth practices, and discipleship I have read those types of books before, and this is very different He tells stories about his own experiences, what worked well and what did not work so well He talks a lot about parties, meeting people, sharing life, laughing, eating, and drinking as a means of developing community Each chapter closes with reflective questio...

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