Return to the Margins (eBook)
Jesus ministered in the margins of society. The New Testament church grew from the margins. Most of the global church today lives and ministers in the margins.
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Most Christians know that all is not well with America. Every day the church feels pushed further to the margins of society. We are losing status, influence, and certain freedoms. So, what is the church to do?
In Return to the Margins Terry Coy explains that the church has historically and globally existed and thrived at the margins. Jesus ministered in the margins of society. The New Testament church grew from the margins. Most of the global church today lives and ministers in the margins. The church in post-Christian America must understand:
- What the new American church will look like
- How to respond when religious rights are taken away
- What the church must do now to prepare for the future
- How life in the margins has historically increased the church’s fruitfulness
About the Author
Terry Coy, Ph.D., in theology, has served in missions and church planting since 1992. He has been married to Sandy for over forty years, and they love nothing more than spending time with their four wonderful grandchildren. They all live in the Fort Worth, Texas, area. Terry is also the author of Facing the Change: Challenges and Opportunities for an American Missiology.
How will Christians live in the post-Christendom era? Terry Coy provides an excellent answer to this question in this, his second book. Christians must learn to engage the culture from the margins, just as Jesus did! This means we learn to give up our attitude of religious privilege and societal dominance and rely totally upon the gospel itself, which is the way Jesus always intended. Coy explains how Christendom has collapsed in American culture and provides an excellent equipping guide to show Christians how to live in this new world.
Page Brooks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary