PGTC Review: "It Made Me Rethink my Convictions"

A review on Pop Goes the Church from Jack at Camel Crossing...

"To be honest at first I was hesitant to read the book.  I thought it was going to be just another book about how to use cheesy tie-ins to try to get non-Christians to think we’re cool.  This book is so not about this.  It’s very much about looking for redemptive ananlogies in culture to create atmospheres for redemptive conversations..."

"Tim does a great job showing how this method (previously used by Jesus and Paul and currently used by missionaries) can be used to effectively reach the US culture.  The book is well researched and written in an easy to read thought provoking manner.  As a former worship leader it made me rethink many of my previously held convictions about the seperation between sacred and secular.  I previously saw a vast difference between the two and was opposed to their presence in a “sacred” service.  One of the reasons I felt this way was that I felt like we were trying to trick the world by being “controversial” and “cheesy” and hoping they would be impressed.  Tim does a great job of grounding this approach in the need to be missional. It also confirmed my beliefs that we are called to embrace the world not run from it..."

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