Somehow I suspect that Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony is a superb book, but I can’t say because much of it went over my head. Two leading theologians lambaste Christian culture and ministry and argue for an alternative vision based not on worldly relevance and personal psychology, but on the radical way of Jesus lived as a colony of aliens resident in the world. These are ideas that excite me, but this book was not, for me, a very accessible presentation of them. I suspect students and graduates of theology will have a better time with it.

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