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New Important Book: Mcchurched


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Here is a book that I believe is indispensable reading.

 

Maine State Representative Stan Moody (who holds a PhD and is an ordained minister) has written a terrific book. Here are some selections from the publisher’s blurb:

 

“Maine State Rep. Stan Moody (D-Manchester) is alarmed.

 

After serving two terms in the Maine House of Representatives, Moody sees the political system adrift with secular humanists running out of ideas and the Christian Right abandoning its faith for a moral code it is itself incapable of following.

 

Just released, his book, McChurched: 300 Million Served and Still Hungry [Topsham, Maine :Just Write Books,2006), is an impassioned appeal to millions of American Christians who have been pushed out of an evangelical church that has lost its bearings in its worship of the American Dream of health, wealth, financial success and nationalism.

 

Calling the evangelical church a “Christian Ghetto,” Moody systematically dismantles the foundation on which the Christian Right has built its power base-- the illusion of America as a Christian nation and its own moral superiority:

 

It comes down to a simple formula. Those (Christians) making the racket in the public square want to restore in America what they consider to be its former Christian roots. Their approach is hardly distinguishable from any other political movement, and they are not averse to condemning others with biblical pronouncements that are familiar only to those in the Christian ghetto that passes as church.

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The world is in dire need of a message of hope from a church gone mad.” Despite the current condition of the church, Moody believes that there is and has always been a remnant of believers that he calls the Church in Exile. It is to them that he appeals.

 

McChurched is a must read for concerned, thoughtful believers who are confused by the seemingly inconsistent actions of those claiming to speak for God. Failing to follow the teaching and example of Christ is a deadly prescription for the church and for American life.”

 

It is clear to me that Dr. Moody is acting on the content of the convictions he expresses in his book. A few months ago, he initiated the formation of an organization called the Christian Policy Institute which intends to give a voice to the progressive Christians in the state of Maine who are tired of the state’s Christian Right (who claim that they speak for ALL Christians with their dystrophic views of reality).

 

I cannot over-emphasize the importance of this book.

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Rick...

 

My gratitude to you for your kind words and continued support of our efforts to "right the Right." CPI is working on a number of innovative ideas that are designed to help raise the standard of living rather than tearing down the opposition.

 

We are slowly getting the web site up and running: www.christianpolicyinstitute.org.

 

Kindest regards,

 

 

Stan Moody

 

Here is a book that I believe is indispensable reading.

 

Maine State Representative Stan Moody (who holds a PhD and is an ordained minister) has written a terrific book. Here are some selections from the publisher’s blurb:

 

“Maine State Rep. Stan Moody (D-Manchester) is alarmed.

 

After serving two terms in the Maine House of Representatives, Moody sees the political system adrift with secular humanists running out of ideas and the Christian Right abandoning its faith for a moral code it is itself incapable of following.

 

Just released, his book, McChurched: 300 Million Served and Still Hungry [Topsham, Maine :Just Write Books,2006), is an impassioned appeal to millions of American Christians who have been pushed out of an evangelical church that has lost its bearings in its worship of the American Dream of health, wealth, financial success and nationalism.

 

Calling the evangelical church a “Christian Ghetto,” Moody systematically dismantles the foundation on which the Christian Right has built its power base-- the illusion of America as a Christian nation and its own moral superiority:

 

It comes down to a simple formula. Those (Christians) making the racket in the public square want to restore in America what they consider to be its former Christian roots. Their approach is hardly distinguishable from any other political movement, and they are not averse to condemning others with biblical pronouncements that are familiar only to those in the Christian ghetto that passes as church.

[snip]

The world is in dire need of a message of hope from a church gone mad.” Despite the current condition of the church, Moody believes that there is and has always been a remnant of believers that he calls the Church in Exile. It is to them that he appeals.

 

McChurched is a must read for concerned, thoughtful believers who are confused by the seemingly inconsistent actions of those claiming to speak for God. Failing to follow the teaching and example of Christ is a deadly prescription for the church and for American life.”

 

It is clear to me that Dr. Moody is acting on the content of the convictions he expresses in his book. A few months ago, he initiated the formation of an organization called the Christian Policy Institute which intends to give a voice to the progressive Christians in the state of Maine who are tired of the state’s Christian Right (who claim that they speak for ALL Christians with their dystrophic views of reality).

 

I cannot over-emphasize the importance of this book.

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