We may have invested much in worshipping Jesus, but how much in truly following him? We need a church that coaches us in the ways in which Christ lived his life rather than one that invests so much in ‘hard to believe’ formulaic faith.
What does it mean to be a Christian in your local area? Drawing on a huge range of case studies, Ann is able to help us with the complex reality that lies behind this beguilingly simple question. As a ‘freelance community theologian’, her experience has been gained through practical community work and in posts such as director of the Commission on Urban Life and Faith, which produced the report Faithful Cities. Her latest book, Bothered and Bewildered, takes a wider look at these anxious times of crashing markets and crash diets and shows the hope that a re-envisioned Christian faith can provide as we ‘fumble our way forward.’