Last Night I finished up “No Perfect People Allowed” By John Burke. This is a great book on helping the church realize that we are not the moral powerhouse that we once thought we were. The church is no longer a part of average people’s lives, and the Bible is not common knowledge like it once was. So leaders in the church cannot go on doing business as usual.
Burke lists several issues that the church needs to figure out, and the basic premise is that people don’t have to have it all figured out before they come to Church. But the Church needs to be a part of the journey in the lives of individuals. So how do we do that? We we come to them as co-journeyers. We are all in this together and we as the church are called to be the gueds that they need.
Burke does a really great job of talking about the issues. And he uses a lot of really great stories. I did feel however that this book was larger than it needed to be. But No Perfect People Allowed is still a great resource and I would recommend it to leaders in the church and anyone who wants to see the church be transformed into a culturally relevant entity that leads people out of darkness and into the Gospel.