Part of the Columbia Partnership Leadership Series, an inspiration and wisdom-sharing vechile of The Columbia Partnership, a community of Christian leaders seeking to transform the capacity of the North American Protestant church to pursue and sustain vital Christ-centered ministry.Borderland Churches is a call to embrace the pluralistic, post Christian and postmodern culture with a sense of opportunity and hope. The author uses the image of the church crossing over into an "in -between time." A place where faith is lived outside the walls of the church engaging the community in incarnational ways. To live in that "precarious but exhilarating place where faith and other faiths and no faith meet." Only individuals and congregations that accept this new reality will be able to carry on Christian ministry in this new cultural situation.
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Date:September 14, 2009
Borderland Churches is an outstanding resource for those grappling with being the church in an increasingly secularized society. Written from a Canadian perspective Nelson provides insights that are right on target. This is a useful read for US readers as well because of the trend toward secularization of American society as well.