In partnership with InterVarsity Press, we are pleased to offer a line of books focusing on the topics of Comprehensive Mutuality, Hopeful Witness and Church in Mission. Our latest offering is Dan Stringer’s Struggling with Evangelicalism: Why I Want to Leave and What It Takes to Stay.
The book seeks to answer the question “When evangelicals make a mess, who cleans it up?” Here’s how the publisher summarizes the answer:
Many today are discarding the evangelical label, even if they still hold to the historic tenets of evangelicalism. But evangelicalism is a space, not just a brand, and living in that space is complicated.
As a lifelong evangelical who happens to be a biracial Asian/White millennial, Dan Stringer has felt both included and alienated by the evangelical community and has wrestled with whether to stay or go. He sits as an uneasy evangelical insider with ties to many of evangelicalism’s historic organizations and institutions. Neither “everything’s fine” nor “burn it all down,” Stringer offers a thoughtful appreciation of evangelicalism’s history, identity, and strengths, but also lament for its blind spots, toxic brokenness, and complicity with injustice. From this complicated space, we can move forward with informed vision rather than resignation and with hope for our future together.
Former Fuller Seminary President Richard Mouw has this to say about the book.
“Dan Stringer was once my student, but now he has become my teacher. I learned a lot from this book, about both the brokenness and beauty of the movement that I love. He also offers many wise, practical lessons about how to go about the necessary repair work. May it happen!”