Dec. 15 – Laura Barringer & Scot McKnight – PIVOT [Advent Calendar]

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December 15

Pivot: The Priorities, Practices, and Powers That Can Transform Your Church into a Tov Culture

Laura Barringer and Scot McKnight

Hardback: Tyndale Elevate, 2023
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Regardless of the pain and difficulty changing a culture might be, McKnight and Barringer, along with others they cite in Pivot, believe it is worth it. And I would go so far as to write that they not only believe it is worth it, but that it is imperative that churches make such a journey. McKnight and Barringer conclude with the challenge “to make character formation, both for individuals and the church as a culture, the most important mission of your local church” ( 201). I hope we take their challenge seriously. And to start, regardless of where your church or organization might be on the toxicity scale, I encourage you to make the first step in your mission of Christlike transformation to wrestle your way through Pivot. Grace and peace to you as you do.
— from our review by Jeff Kennon
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