A Church Dismantled--A Kingdom Restored

Conrad L. Kanagy

“Is God's Spirit dismantling the church because we have so failed God's mission?And if so, as I believe, how do we work with the Spirit rather than against the Spirit?" Prophetic or not, the idea I posited fifteen years ago of a dismantled church has only gained traction since I first posed it. The response to the podcast has been quite unexpected, now with more than 72,000 episodes downloaded in 102 countries and more than 2,700 cities. The podcast seems to particularly resonate with those on the run from the church and feel alienated or marginalized by the church. The podcast has allowed me to draw upon nearly three decades of teaching sociology, thirty-five years of sociological research, fifteen years of church and denominational consulting, twenty years of ministry, my childhood and coming of age in a conservative Mennonite/Amish community, and my diagnosis three years ago of Parkinson’s Disease. Most recently I have written the first biography of Walter Brueggemann entitled "Walter Brueggemann and the Prophetic Imagination: A Theological Biography" (Fortress Press, 2023). You can follow the development and release of the book, get access to my private pages, and subscribe to my blog for 4.95 annually at www.centerforpropheticimagination.org.

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