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Reviewed in Canada on October 16, 2015
Scot McKnight provides an essential teaching to the American church that is tempted to forget its global and historical diversity. 90% of American Christians are worshiping in congregations filled people that are 90% like they are. This can make people forget the diversities of experience and culture that we inhabit (or inhabit us). Beyond the normal questions of gender, sexuality, and race, McKnight reminds of diversities of age, political views, and even social engagement (like how churches can exclude introverts).
McKnight builds his work upon biblical and theological scholarship and still writes in a very accessible way for everyone. It is not as creative and transformational as his "Blue Parakeet," but it is an essential message. Indeed, the book should have been unnecessary: what is more basic to Christian experience than that God brings all different kinds of folk together?
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