Black Sheep And Prodigals: An Antidote To Black And White Religion by Dave TomlinsonBlack Sheep And Prodigals: An Antidote To Black And White Religion by Dave Tomlinson

Black Sheep And Prodigals: An Antidote To Black And White Religion

byDave Tomlinson

Paperback | July 3, 2018

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'Very interesting, it's all about not alienating peoplebefore they even think about crossing the threshold of where you worship.' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

Do you feel more at home on the edges of faith than at the centre? Would you call yourself a bit of a black sheep?

Too often Christian spirituality has been associated with conformity, or a subculture where people don't feel able to ask questions. But Dave Tomlinson, author ofHow to be a bad Christian, doesn't think it has to be like this; instead, our spiritual communities can be 'laboratories of the Spirit' - places where we can explore issues of faith and spirit with openness, imagination and creativity.

Welcome to black sheep spirituality - where doubts and questions are an essential part of faith; where difference of opinion is a sign of a secure community; where divine revelation is embraced wherever it is found - in the arts, science and the natural world as well as religious tradition; and where faith is something that is lived and practised rather than embalmed in beliefs or ritual.

'Theology for anyone and everyone' BBC Radio 2

Dave Tomlinson was a house church leader for many years and is now an Anglican priest. Unable to accept the narrow restrictions of his tradition, he founded the legendary Holy Joe's, a church in a pub in Clapham for disaffected church drop-outs. He is now Vicar of St Luke's, Holloway, a thriving parish church in north London. He is the...
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Title:Black Sheep And Prodigals: An Antidote To Black And White ReligionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 7.75 × 5.12 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 5.12 × 0.62 inPublished:July 3, 2018Publisher:HodderLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1473611040

ISBN - 13:9781473611047

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