…A strange new world, a new creation, where the old cosmos is truly passing away. We welcome you to join us, to open your ears to hear, to turn away from being conformed to this violent, hierarchical, sacrificial cosmos and be transformed by the renewing of your mind to the life and thought of Jesus, the model of true humanity, who is leading us into the Peaceable Kingdom.
It is a world where Jesus’ understanding of his heavenly ABBA turns this ‘present evil age’ upside-down. It is a way of thinking and living that is scandalous and foolish to this cosmos of violent human culture. It is a world where the eagle flies with the dove, the lion lays down with the lamb, where the young dream dreams and the elders see visions, where there is no Jew or Gentile, no slave or free, no male or female, and a little child leads us all.
Even as Jesus had to explain his life mission to his own disciples on the road to Emmaus after his resurrection, we also need to listen to his instruction regarding the meaning of his life and death. We wish you welcome and say, “Well met,” on the journey. May the spirit of Jesus lead us as we travel and reason together.
If Dietrich Bonhoeffer had written The Cost of Discipleship in the 21st Century it would have been called The Jesus Driven Life” – Theodore Durr, University of Baltimore
“Walter Wink is right, Michael Hardin has something revolutionary to offer the church.” A Review of The Jesus Driven Life Book and DVD’s!
Everything you wanted to know about Jesus but were afraid to ask! This is a manual for understanding Jesus’ life and times, his hermeneutics, his understanding of God, his mission, his passion and his model of living the ‘shalom’ of his ABBA.
It’s a postmodern, anthropological, systematic theology in one concise volume!
Perfect for use in study groups, Bible and theology courses or personal growth. Consists of 32 sections designed for an 8, 16 or32 week course of study.
“Michael Hardin is one of our most important theologians today. He has a special gift of teaching profound anthropology and theology in simple, but far from simplistic, ways. His Facebook posts are a prime example of how social media can be used to foster genuine theological discussions and genuine pastoral relationships. Read What the Facebook? and discover how this great teacher is using social media to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ like never before.” – Adam Ericksen, Education Director at the Raven Foundation
“In What the Facebook? Michael Hardin doesn’t merely preach to the social media choir with comfortable repackaged theological sound bites. Instead, he daringly shakes up the choral arrangement and strikes a more sophisticated theological chord by offering a florilegia of original, serious, and fully orbed ‘posts’ in a venue that invites, but isn’t usually used for, such advanced scholarship. Hardin has drawn an eclectic mix of interfacing ‘friends,’ each presenting him with varying levels of encouragement and challenges, but all of whom find it hard to ignore his provocative yet cogent offerings—not that you’d want to. His innovative use of social media as a testing ground for his theological musings and thought-provoking analysis that this book deftly showcases is sure to inspire other theologians to follow his lead.” – Andrew P. Klager (PhD) – Mennonite Studies & Christian History, University of the Fraser Valley / Trinity Western University
“I had the pleasure of watching this book unfold on Facebook in real time, even contributing to it with a steady stream of ‘likes,’ ‘shares’ and cries of ‘Why aren’t you blogging on Patheos already?’ While most of us use Facebook to connect with friends and to post items that we find winsome or witty (or which we hope will make us appear that way), Michael has completely rewritten the rules of the game, transforming his Facebook account from a social network into a theological salon par excellence that not even Mark Zuckerberg could have anticipated. If the NSA is keeping a file on Michael (and you know they are), they’d better tank up on hard drive space, because I get the feeling this book is only the beginning.” – Kevin Miller, director of Hellbound?