Friday, February 18, 2011

Book Review: "Why Church Matters" by Jonathan R. Wilson

Why Church Matters - Worship, Ministry, and Mission in Practice (2006) by Jonathan R. Wilson (2/18/11)  This is a well formulated work on ecclesiology, firmly rooted in the practices of the church.  The book is very academic in nature while also being very practical, readable, and accessible.  I would recommend the book to anyone who has a deeper interest into what church is, what church is supposed to be, and what God's intentions are in having "the church".  If I were to offer a critique of the book it would be it's sparing use of Scripture.  There are many concepts that are firmly rooted in Scripture, but I wish that he would have illuminated this more clearly, and there are other concepts that I highly questioned their validity and wished that he had more faithfully tied them to Scripture for further consideration.

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