The Island in the Confluence

by Marc Engelhardt



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/5/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781449753658
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781449753672
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781449753665

About the Book

Now more than ever before, people have access to pick, choose, and customize the communities in which they take part. The communities stream together in a Confluence, and individuals wade in the water. That reality is not inherently good or bad, but it does have real consequences that influence how individuals regard themselves, how they regard each other, and how they see the role of community fitting into their lives.

The Confluence’s direct effect on the Church is clear. The Church is a community that has something to say about personal identity, as well as how people view and interact with the world. The Island in the Confluence explores how individuals, community, and the Church interact in Western culture. In doing so, it gives practical ways to faithfully live out the life that Jesus has prepared for his people.

About the Author

After receiving a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Marc Engelhardt was ordained in 2009 in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He is passionate about the Church and applying the theology and history of the past two thousand years to today’s context. He currently serves as pastor of Reconcile Church, a church-plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife, Lauren, and dog, Scooter.