In his book This is My Body, two things are clear: 1) Keith Giles loves the church and 2) He desires to see the church living according to her identity in Christ.
Giles calls the church back from its preoccupation with business models and encourages believers to embrace spiritual relationships with one another and dependence on the Holy Spirit, as we read about in Scripture. He examines many of the ‘sacred cows’ of modern church culture and finds them missing from our earliest records of the church. Instead of following these traditions, Giles exhorts the church – every believer – to follow Jesus Christ today into service (ministry) and mission motivated by the love of God and empowered by the Spirit of God.
In Acts, we read about the church turning its first century culture upside down with love and service and proclamation of the good news of Jesus Christ as believers were willing to give up their lives and their livelihood for the sake of their Lord. I, along with Giles, also desire to see the church today live in such as way as to turn our twenty-first century culture upside down. I do not think this will happen with twenty-first century methodologies and organization, but only as we also give up our lives and livelihoods for the sake of our Lord. - Alan Knox, Doctorate Student of Biblical Theology.
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