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Mike Pohlman Christian Blog and Commentary

Time to Get "Unfashionable"

  • Mike Pohlman
    Mike serves as the senior pastor at Immanuel Bible Church in Bellingham, Washington. Mike is a former church planter in the Pacific Northwest, and served for three years as the executive producer of The Albert Mohler Program, a nationally syndicated radio show dedicated to Christianity and culture. Mike has a PhD in American church history from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike is husband to Julia and father to four wonderful children: Samuel (12), Anna (10), John (9) and Michael (4). When not pastoring, Mike loves sports, music, and hanging out with his family.
  • 2008 Dec 18
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From time-to-time I want to use this blog to feature "must reads." Well, as we look ahead 2009 promises to be a big year for great books. One such book is Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different by Tullian Tchividjian. Check out this short video with the author:

Here's an excerpt from the foreward to the book by Tim Keller:

Here you will learn how we must contextualize, how we Christians should be as active in Hollywood, Wall Street, Greenwich Village, and Harvard Square (if not more) than the halls of Washington, DC. And yet, there are ringing calls to form a distinct, ‘thick’ Christian counter-culture as perhaps the ultimate witness to the presence of the future, the coming of the Kingdom.

What do you think? Is it time for Christians to look a bit more unfashionable in the world? Practically, what would this look like?

[You can pre-order a copy of Unfashionable here.]