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Uncomfortable Does Your Church Make You Uncomfortable It S Easy To Dream About The Perfect Church A Church That Sings Just The Right Songs Set To Just The Right Music Before The Pastor Preaches Just The Right Sermon To A Room Filled With Just The Right Mix Of People Who Happen To Agree With You On Just About Everything.Chances Are Your Church Doesn T Quite Look Like That But What If Instead Of Searching For A Church That Makes Us Comfortable, We Learned To Love Our Church, Even When It S Challenging What If Some Of The Discomfort That We Often Experience Is Actually Good For Us This Book Is A Call To Embrace The Uncomfortable Aspects Of Christian Community, Whether That Means Believing Difficult Truths, Pursuing Difficult Holiness, Or Loving Difficult People All For The Sake Of The Gospel, God S Glory, And Our Joy.

Read ➳ Uncomfortable  Author Brett McCracken – Hakkas.us
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Uncomfortable
  • Brett McCracken
  • 09 December 2018
  • 9781433554254

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  1. says:

    First sentence of the introduction If you could dream up the perfect church, what would it look like First sentence of chapter one There was at least a four year gap between when I prayed to ask Jesus to be my Savior, and when I publicly confessed him as such in my church and asked to be baptized That s how much of an introvert I am.Premise plot To sum it up simply, the premise of this one is that church is not about you and what you want it is not about your comfort level It s not about any one person s wants Church is NOT a product to be consumed packaged, repackaged From the introduction, Church shouldn t be about being perfectly understood and met in our comfort zone it should be about understanding God , and meeting him where he is McCracken continues in chapter one, We grow most when we are outside of our comfort zones We are effective when we are on the edge of risk We hold beliefs dear and pursue goals passionately when they are accompanied by a cost The first part is Uncomfortable Faith It consists of seven chapters Embrace the Discomfort, The Uncomfortable Cross, Uncomfortable Holiness, Uncomfortable Truths, Uncomfortable Love, Uncomfortable Comforter, and Uncomfortable Mission The second part is Uncomfortable Church It consists of seven chapters Uncomfortable People, Uncomfortable Diversity, Uncomfortable Worship, Uncomfortable Authority, Unc...


  2. says:

    I received this book for free from the publisher through Netgalley My review and opinions are my own Uncomfortable Awkward These are words that can be and often are used to describe church and Christians We want to avoid awkwardness and be where we are comfortable, so we should look for a church that makes us comfortable, right Brett McCracken says no, being uncomfortable is good for us In fact, he starts off the book with the idea that we should find the closest non heretical church that preaches the Bible and commit to that church, regardless of whether or not we fit there.As someone who has often felt like the square peg in the round hole at church for example, I m a Calvinist who attended a church in the Wesleyan Arminian tradition for many years I found this book to be extremely helpful Looking at the discomfort of not quite fitting in as an opportunity for spiritual growth gave me a new sense of how we are all called to be the body of Christ, each ...


  3. says:

    This book is a much needed wake up call to Christians who have fallen into a consumerist mindset about church In effect, McCracken reminds his readers that finding a church isn t like picking out a pair of shoes it s not about finding the perfect fit or the most comfortable brand It s like a marriage a relationship that requires commitment through the discomfort McCracken spends the book outlining the various elements of church that make it both uncomfortable and necessary to each Christian He does an excellent job of picking out the aspects of church that have historically been reasons for churchgoers to leave a church He then dissects these elements for the reader in a way that challenges the reader to examine his own motives in his search for a perfect church At times, McCracken begins to get a little repetitive in the message he shares, and the ambitious number of topics he covers means that he can give only a cursory...


  4. says:

    This book covers some important concepts McCracken addresses the consumerist mindset with which modern evangelicals often approach the Church He proposes a different mentality in which we commit to a particular local church body because we know we need it, not simply because it matches all of our personal preferences and tastes I agree with him that the consumerist mindset is a problem 13 years ministering in a very small church makes that abundantly clear but I was not entirely comfortable with the tone he takes at times He fails to recognize that many of us who grew up Christian seemingly his primary audience have drifted to the sidelines not just because of laziness or snobbishness, but because of deep wounding We were not equipped with a solid enough theological understanding to withstand the abuses and failures of those in leadership Our understanding of God s character is not big enough to see past the fray I know many people who love God, yet struggle to invest or commit to a local body because they are deeply afraid They ve been manipulated, dismissed, misunderstood, misrepresented, used, abused or in some other way hurt by the very entity that is supposed to shepherd and care for them The PTSD is real and they do not trust those in leadership over churches and often for good reason This is a complex and pervasive problem I wish Brett had acknowledged that we need to learn to distinguish between ide...


  5. says:

    I needed this book.I pastor a small, quasi traditional church in a very hip, cutting edge, affluent community One might say that we are a bit awkward and quiet insignificant, in the grand scheme of things, but we are doing our very best to worship together,...


  6. says:

    McCracken has given us an important call to the uncomfortable things of Christianity and the church The things that are actually good for is and serve to transform us While you might disagree on a few areas, I didn t, they is so much valuble insight here for our day.


  7. says:

    Uncomfortable The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community by Brett McCracken is a book dealing with the consumer culture within Christianity In particular, it focuses on the way we all want things that are comfortable This affects the way we choose our churches, whether it s based on kids programs, easy going relationships, comfortable preaching, great lattes or cool worship.Brett McCracken questions whether such an I centred should be an emphasis in the Christian life In other words, it asks to what extent does our culture influence our Christian life and that of the church This is a great question to ask The church as a whole has ignored how the culture has shaped its understanding of comfort in a pursuit of relevance and attractiveness Uncomfortable is a timely re examination Uncomfortable isn t afraid to tackle issues like church shopping This is refreshing in a culture which is interested in personal preferences and what s in it for me We need this because it...


  8. says:

    A challenging book about choosing community the church over comfort This was difficult to read because so many of the points were aimed at people like me who have eschewed church in recent years for the variety of rea...


  9. says:

    You can read my full review here McCracken, a writer and journalist in South California and author of Hipster Christianity, says we need to destroy our consumeristic approach Rather, church should be about collectively spurring one another to be fit to the likeness of Christ Ephesians 4 5 And this can happen in almost any sort of church as long as it s fixed on Jesus, anchored in the gospel, and committed to the authority of Scripture 25.Divided into two sections, McCracken gives us an explanation of the uncomfortable faith and the uncomfortable church He says, A healthy relationship with the local church is like a healthy marriage it only works when grounded in selfless commitment and a nonconsumerist covenant 26, 178.SummaryChristianity is becoming less normal, and that s a good thing Christianity, founded on belief in the supernatural resurrection of a first century Jewish carpenter, has been and always will be abnormal 35 This outward discomfort will help us realize how much those in the Church need each other because we will be all we have There is growth in discomfort We are meant to grow in holiness, but many want authenticity Yet it s in becoming Christlike that we become real Jesus was authentic Jesus was also holy Mic 6.7 8 We have weird beliefs as Christians God being born into this world through the birthing canal of a virgin Without trying to solve these difficulties, McCracken summarizes why they are uncomfortable and provid...


  10. says:

    A must read for all Christians McCracken doesn t hold back a single punch in his assault on the consumeristic, conforming, compromising trend in Christendom, challenging all believers to hold to our uncomfortable faith and to commit to our uncomfortable church community The first part of this book really good but not incredibly original worth skipping if you re only going to read some of the book touches on the uncomfortable aspects of the Christian faith such as the cross, holiness, dogmas, love, the Spirit, and mission The chapter on holiness was especially insightful, challenging the claim of authenticity as the supreme Christian virtue for the biblical call to holiness and an abhorrence of sin He writes, We ve become too comfortable with our sin, to the point that it s how we identify ourselves and relate to others But shouldn t we find connection over Christ, rather than over our depravity By focusing on brokenness as proof of our realness, have we made authenticity a higher calling that holiness The second part is where this book really shines McCracken takes the Tender swiping, la carte consumerism in Christian church shopping and lays the axe at the root He challenge...

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