The Bleeding of the Evangelical Church (Paperback)
David F. Wells of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Massachusetts, here challenges evangelicalism with a disturbing analysis of its present condition. He believes that we have allowed ourselves to be shaped by the popular culture whose ethos is alien to God-consciousness, to ‘other-worldliness’, and to passion for biblical truth. In putting ‘success’ before theology we have produced a plague of nominal evangelicalism which, unless reversed, leaves us ‘headed towards the oblivion of irrelevance before God’.
In this booklet, he walks the reader through what he calls the bleeding of the evangelical church in these steps: the change on the surface; the changes below the surface; the lost word; and the lost vision.
Though this booklet was first published in 1995, and therefore 'dated' in terms of example and illustration, its message is truly timeless and of continued relevance to the contemporary Church.
Paperback, 16 pages