February 5, 2010 / David Fitch

Mere Churchianity: Michael Spencer’s Upcoming Book

6a00d8341c8f5e53ef0128773f97f4970c-piLeave it to Michael Spencer (aka Internet Monk) to find a label that captures what so many of us have been feeling about church for the past few decades. His label “Mere Churchianity” describes (for me) the malaise of continuing to go through the motions of church when we have lost touch with why we were doing it in the first place. I haven’t read the book yet, it’s not coming out for several months, but I’m preordering it here. Because I can’t imagine with this title and this writer, that this book will not be a compelling account of the issues we face as pastors/theologians in our time. I encourage y’all to join me in pre-ordering.
I don’t know Michael Spencer but I read Michael Spencer/ Internet Monk often. He is one of those bloggers that gives the rest of us a good name. I’ve learned much in my work – both academic and pastoral – from reading him. I’ve written many a post bouncing off some already ground breaking obsevration he’s made over at I Monk. He’s been sick for a few months. Word is he’s struggling with cancer. I’m praying for you dude. We struggle in prayer and God’s grace to preserve you and your family through these times. May God bring you healing and strength. In the meantime, be encouraged that many of us are looking forward to this book!