Many people are raised to believe religion is personal and private and should be left out of public life. But even if we wanted to follow the dictum "religion is personal and private," doing so would be impossible. Ranging from vocation to politics, Public Jesus: Exposing the Nature of God in Your Community invites us to wrestle with all kinds of questions about what it means for us to live our faith in public and what role we play in embodying the coming kingdom.
Public Jesus helps expose people to the many opportunities that are all around them to reflect the love of Christ and uncover a religion that is neither private nor personal. This 6-week small group study unpacks what it means to be a human being in the world and how Christians can reveal the image of God in their neighborhoods, faith communities and workplace.
Tim Suttle is a pastor, writer, and musician. He is the author of two books: Public Jesus and An Evangelical Social Gospel?. Tim s work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, The Wall Street Journal, and other magazines and journals. He has planted three successful churches over the past 12 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kansas. Tim s blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.