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"Disruptive Witness" by Alan Noble. A Review

Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age Alan Noble IVP Academic InterVarsity Press
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Downers Grove, IL 60515 ISBN: 978-0-8308-4483-8; $16.00; July 2018
There’s that creepy, uneasy sense that things are just not right. You face it with the growing social media superficiality, flaming tweets and posts, fashionable causes, mounting “offendedness” or “triggeredness,” constant remaking of personal identities, and the perpetually prevalent shrug of the shoulders with the roll of the eyes and a “whatever”. Alan Noble, assistant professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, cofounder and editor in chief of Christ and Pop Culture, and contributing author to The Atlantic, Vox, BuzzFeed, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and First Things, addresses these trends, and more, in his brand new 208 page work, “Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age”. Noble talks to twenty-first century Christians in a way that is meant to bring us to think differently…

"Father Almighty" - 15 July 2018

O God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, who has promised that you will never leave us nor forsake us, so that we may boldly say, The LORD is my helper, I will not fear, what can man do to me (Hebrews 13.5-6) we pray for your Church throughout the nations, including Followers of Christ Baptist Church; 40th Street Baptist; Glorieta Baptist and Grace Community church. Look upon our needs and provide all of the good things necessary for us to do the work you have called us to do. Stir up the glowing embers of our hearts, stoking the fires of joy, love and holiness in us that we may be encouraged to remain faithful to you and consistent in their lives.
Look on this congregation with your favor. In the words of your servant, Paul, help us to increase more and more, aspiring to lead quiet lives, to mind our own business, and to work with our own hands, that we may walk properly toward those who are outside, lacking nothing (1 Thessalonians 4.11-12). Further, we lift up to you …