Book Review: “The New Parish”

Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight Friesen have recently released their new book, “The New Parish.” Parish… really?  Why are these three, by all accounts intelligent and insightful writers, dragging out this long-ago-discarded, dusty antique of Christendom?  Today, we live in a world of sleek laserjet printers and they want to drag a Heidelberg Windmill Letterpress out of great-grandpa’s storage shed. It has become cliché to pontificate about the dubious future of the North American church.  One only needs to drive the streets of Anytown, USA, on a Sunday morning to witness the locked chapel doors or dwindling congregations....

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