In Conversations, Videos on April 27, 2011 by The Spillover

The trailer for David Platt’s book Radical is quite intriguing. I’m sure some of you have read the book.

What are your thoughts on this?
Is the American church missing something huge?
Have we morphed the precious gospel into an American accessory?
Or is Platt missing the mark?
What do you think?

2 Responses to “Radical”

  1. I’m reading “Radical” right now. Not finished, but what I’ve read so far is pretty thought-provoking. It’s really challenging me in the arena of how I share with others what it means to follow Jesus – to receive God’s gift of salvation. Platt says, “…contemporary Christianity sales pitches don’t seem adequate anymore. Ask Jesus to come into your life. Pray this prayer, sign this card, walk down this aisle, and accept Jesus as your personal Savior.” (just so you know – I’ve led folks in all of these!) He then says “Our attempt to reduce this gospel to a shrink-wrapped presentation that persuades someone to say or pray the right things back to us no longer seems appropriate.” Is that what we’re doing in the contemporary gospel-believing, Jesus-loving church? Is he right? If so, the consequences are: XXXXXX?

  2. This stuff is profound, for sure. Pastor Dave is right – if this is true, this changes things. I’ve watched/read some other good stuff on this topic, and was challenged by it after reading ‘Crazy Love’ by Francis Chan.

    I also think of Jesus’ words. Count the cost, hand to plow, dead bury dead, etc.

    It can also be scary because of what it might mean for some people I – and probably most of us – know and love.

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