God is Indestructible

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12 Responses to the Relevance Crisis of Christianity

New research from churches in eighty-six countries around the world reveals that, throughout the last few years, there have been dramatic shifts in Christianity. In this book, Christian A. Schwarz not only presents these findings for the first time, but also pleads for twelve practical reforms that could unshackle the relevancy of the Christian faith, restoring it as a fascinating, transformative pursuit for people in our time.

Believing beyond church
—Facing the challenge of the global participation shift

Artificial divisions
—Abandoning the “us/them” mindset

“I am not interested in any kind of faith that requires me to give up a scientific mindset”
—Updating outdated notions about science and faith

“In some way I believe in something divine, but I have difficulty imagining God as a person”
—Encountering the transpersonal dimension of God

“When it comes to spirituality, I am more attracted to the religions of the East”
—Learning from Eastern Christianity

The book is a call for change. It shows how the shifts in this epoch of history have the power to anchor and expand our spirituality and service to others.

Christian A. Schwarz is a researcher, conference speaker and bestselling author. His books have been translated into 41 languages.

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Chapters

Introduction: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s wake-up call
Chapter 1: Face the challenges of the global participation shift
Chapter 2: Re-define leadership
Chapter 3: Learn from both Eastern and Western Christianity
Chapter 4: Reclaim the New Testament reality of God’s energy
Chapter 5: Encounter the transpersonal dimension of God
Chapter 6: Acknowledge different spiritual styles
Chapter 7: Abandon the us/them divide
Chapter 8: Communicate at eye level
Chapter 9: Defuse fundamentalist tendencies
Chapter 10: Update outdated notions about science and faith
Chapter 11: Embrace the 10/90 reality
Chapter 12: Pursue ongoing growth