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The Gospel-Driven Church: Retrieving Classical Ministries for Contemporary Revivalism (Deep Church Series) (Deep Church Series) [Paperback]

By Ian Stackhouse (Author)
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Pages   291
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.78" Width: 5.25" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.74 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2005
Publisher   AUTHENTIC UK
ISBN  184227290X  
EAN  9781842272909  


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Charismatic renewal has at the core of its ideology an aspiration for revival. This is a laudable aspiration, but in recent years, in the absence of a largescale evangelistic impact, it has encouraged a faddist mentality among church leaders. The Gospel-Driven Church documents this development and the numerous theological and pastoral distortions that take place when genuine revival fervor transmutes into revivalism. Moreover, Stackhouse aims to show how a retrieval of some of the core practices of the church, such as preaching, sacraments, the laying on of hands, and prayer is essential at this crucial stage in the trajectory of the renewal movement in the United Kingdom. He commends to church leaders a recovery of these means of grace - including Spirit baptism - as a way of keeping the church centered on the gospel rather than mere pragmatic concerns about size and numbers.

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Charismatic renewal has at the core of its ideology an aspiration for revival. This is a laudable aspiration, but in recent years, in the absence of a largescale evangelistic impact, it has encouraged a faddist mentality among church leaders.The Gospel-Driven Church documents this development and the numerous theological and pastoral distortions that take place when genuine revival fervor transmutes into revivalism. Moreover, Stackhouse aims to show how a retrieval of some of the core practices of the church, such as preaching, sacraments, the laying on of hands, and prayer is essential at this crucial stage in the trajectory of the renewal movement in the United Kingdom. He commends to church leaders a recovery of these means of grace - including Spirit baptism - as a way of keeping the church centered on the gospel rather than mere pragmatic concerns about size and numbers.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Ian Stackhouse is Senior Pastor of Guildford Baptist Church, he is the author of"The Day is Yours, The Gospel Driven Church" and a contributer to the book, "Remembering our Future, " he is active in the Deep Church movement in the UK "- Editorial Review."

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very good try...  May 14, 2007
An interesting criticism, by a Charismatic Christian, of the more rediculous tendencies and practices within the Charismatic movement, pointing instead back to the the importance of 1.) keeping the Gospel central (and not the 'gifts' of the Spirit) through 2.) re-appropriating many historic traditions of the Church. Yes, it's a hard read. Yes, Stackhouse at times seems a bit TOO critical. At the same time, the message IS an important one, and when he hits the nail on the head, he his it's hard and drives it ALL the way in. A worthy read, even if not very entertaining.
 
Brilliant but too difficult  Sep 26, 2005
At last someone who is willing to stand up against the fadism in the church, while being part of the new church movement. This book needs several readings to absorb its important contents. However, it is difficult to read, as it is the product of a PhD thesis and is not written for your average reader. Please make the effort to read this book if you want a fresh and stimulating outlook on the future of the church.
 
Lost Opportunity  Jul 3, 2005
Ian Stackhouse has written a highly polemical work which critizes the past 200 years of what he terms the "revivalist" movement. He focuses in on the effects of the revivalist movement and how it has adversely affected the church today. Let me begin by saying that I attend a Vineyard Church in the United States because Stackhouse is generally critical of the Vineyard and my comments are voiced from that perspective.

Stackhouse is critical of what he terms fadism of the modern evangelical/charismatic church. His major concerns:

* Church Growth movement. The focus on church growth and numbers as the hallmark of a successful church while the depth of disciplemaking is neglected.

* Seeker Sensitive church movement. The focus of the church is to attract nonbelievers through relevancy but the result is a watered down gospel message.

* Prayer against territorial demonic powers which he feels is an unscriptural prayer practice.

* Charismatic worship which he feels is too individual and that worship leaders of today are singing "love songs" to Jesus rather than having good theological content. Experience is exalted at the expense of the historical events of Christ life, death and resurrection.

* Failure of the Alpha course to truly introduce foundational Christian doctrine. It is just too watered down compared to catechisms of the past.

I agree with most of his critiscm but his book was so negative and so polemical that it was hard to take him seriously. He so negatively states his case rather than being constructive the book was a complete turnoff. It was like having a good steak wrapped in garbage.

Here are some of his suggestions:

1. A modern reintroduction of preaching the word, prayer, and sacramental theology.

2. Reintroduction and more emphasis on the importance of communion and baptism.

3. Reintroduction of firm catechismal/theological teaching to the masses.

His solutions are also helpful but they are not new. The book could have been one half the length and had Stackhouse mainly focused on what the church needs today instead of his highly negative remarks I would have given him a better rating. That is why I titled this review "Lost Opportunity". He had good things to say but he totally lacked the grace, eloquence and skill to communicate it. He approached it with an attitude that he had an ax to grind and I am not sure why?

His approach would have been greatly enhanced if he had tried to bring the two different schools of thought closer by acknowledging to a greater degree the positive aspects of the "revivalist" movement such as:

* Charismatic worship has had the positive effect of actually focusing the attention of singing to the Lord and establishing a serious relationship with the Lord through music. I am not sure if Stackhouse remembers how dry and formal worship was in the past. There was no real connection with God in many churches and it was just ritual without much heart.

* Church growth/Seeker sensitive principles. The positive is that there has been a concerted effort on the part of the church in reaching the lost and those outside the faith. Yes, it could be improved but the heart for the lost is evident.

* Territorial prayers are unscriptural. The positive is that at least there is prayer! God knows the heart and as Spurgeon said "Jesus cleans up our prayers and presents them to the Father." None of us pray perfect prayers so I applaud prayer where it can be found and I trust if territorial prayer is not what God wants He will lead us in the right direction.

To me Stackhouse commits the same error that he claims the 'revivalist" have, throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

There needs to be unity between the two schools of thought. Stackhouse's book is not recommended to be that catalyst.
 

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