Disciples: Who We Are And What Holds Us Together
by Michael Kinnamon and Jan G. Linn
As the world and American Christianity become increasingly fragmented, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) intentionally strives to unite Christians around an open invitation to the communion table. Respected Disciples scholars Michael Kinnamon and Jan Linn look at the denomination’s first 50 years and pivot to the future, inviting us to examine and reclaim our unique gifts as Disciples that might contribute to the renewal and witness of the wider church.
What does it mean to be part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)? A denomination that intentionally unites Christians who have different ideas about what it means to be Christian is bound to struggle to agree on its core values and beliefs — but respected Disciples Michael Kinnamon and Jan Linn believe unity is possible through reforming worship, relationships, and mission. A timely update of their landmark book, Disciples identifies common ground and continues the conversation started by Stone and Campbell two centuries ago on the American frontier.
Disciples: Who We Are and What Hold Us Together provides a contemporary look at the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as it begins its second fifty years as an ethnically and theologically diverse denomination in an increasing polarized faith.