I’ve been on a book-buying binge over the last couple of days. I had some birthday cash and gift cards left over, so I put it all to good use. A quick list of some of the new acquisitions…

Rex Miller, The Millennium Matrix
Donald Miller, Searching for God Knows What
Brian McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy
Mark Driscoll, The Radical Reformission
Andy Stanley, et al, 7 Practices of Effective Ministry
Christopher Moore, The Stupidest Angel

And today, I picked up Reggie McNeal’s The Present Future. I started scanning through it as I waited for an appointment, and I was amazed to discover about ten great thought-provoking quotes in about 10-12 minutes or so. The two I’m chewing on right now…

“[The church growth movement] introduced a concern for growth and a missiological approach to church. Unfortunately, it fell victim to an idolatry as old as the Tower of Babel, the belief that we are the architects of the work of God. As a result, we have the best churches man can build, but are still waiting for the church that only God can get credit for.”

And this one…

“The North American church culture is not spiritual enough to reach our culture.”

BTW, everyone’s favorite Canadian, Jordon Cooper, is blogging the whole McNeal book!