Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Click HERE to purchase the book.
JESUS IS BUILDING SOMETHING FAR GREATER THAN A SUNDAY SERVICE
For generations, we have been taught that Jesus promised to build His “church” in Matthew 16:18, so we’ve dutifully tried to build the church with Him. But there’s a big problem: that’s not the word He used. Instead, He announced something far more potent:
“I will build My ekklesia!”
A motherlode of identity and mission separate church and ekklesia. If Jesus gave His disciples authority and keys to bind and loose, it means we have been put on offense, so why are we stuck on defense? If we are built to soar in heavenly places with real authority in prayer, then why does our mission often feel grounded on the launch pad? Most of his writing is spot on. Click HERE to purchase his book.
In 2007, Lew’s faith life and creative life crashed simultaneously. In the ten years since Father God has led him on an extraordinary journey of discovery and rebuilding. Lew has long known instinctively that an artist’s faith and art practice are intimately interwoven. During his decade-long journey into relational-faith and faith-driven artmaking, he has experienced the practical reality of this fact on a new level. Join Lew on a journey from deep disappointment into a re-emergence of new life in relationship with Father, a relationship that drives every aspect of the art they make together. If you’ve ever wondered whether there’s a deep spiritual connection between your relationship with Father God and the deep creative gifts you possess, open up these pages to explore the possibilities. You just might find something within that resonates with you. Click HERE to purchase the book.
Millions of believers are currently leaving the organized church, without giving up their faith. Sadly, many are only defining themselves by what they don’t do, as Christians who simply “don’t go to church.” It’s time for these believers to catch a vision for genuine spiritual community, outside the walls of organized Christianity, a way of being the church without going to church.
Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity will challenge everything you thought you knew about church. Unchurching boldly examines whether organized churches are even biblical. It thoroughly deconstructs the idea of special church buildings, paid pastors, weekly sermons, mandatory tithes and offerings, gender inequality in church leadership, and much more.
Unchurching is intended to empower believers who are done with organized church but aren’t ready to abandon their faith. It will give non-churchgoing Christians a vision for a genuine spiritual community that simply functions as an extended spiritual family. And it will equip them with the language to finally articulate that vision to others. Click HERE to purchase the book.
This book explores the radical difference between Church as we know it, and ekklesia as God intended it.
We at NW Ekklesia loved this book. We felt like Keith Giles had met us and was writing all about it. But, the book is truly about his journey and the wisdom the Lord has given to him. Click HERE to purchase the book.