Rev. Dr. Conrad L. Kanagy addresses the question “Why is God Taking Apart the Church?” reflecting upon this question through the lens of his own body’s dismantling
Professor, Pastor and Podcaster Dr. Conrad L. Kanagy has begun releasing four books in a series entitled “A Church Dismantled.” What began in the early months of the covid pandemic as a podcast to address the cry to “re-open” the church has emerged as four books centered around the question of “Why is God Taking Apart the Church?”
Kanagy addresses this question through the lens of his own experience with Parkinson’s Disease and his belief that in all of the dismantlings of our lives, the church, and the world, God is at work to bring in the new heaven and new earth, and that everything else is a footnote to this grand project of which Isaiah describes in chapter 40, where mountains are removed, valleys raised, rough places made smooth, and crooked places straight.
Walter Brueggemann describes Kanagy’s work as: “I would call the writing style of this book “breezy.” Conrad Kanagy also mentions his own experience with Parkinson’s Disease. He says that Kanagy’s first book “Love” is the clear marque message. The essays combine the voice of a prophet with the eyes of a socioologist and the wisdom of an educator. But, most importantly, they contain the honest confessions of a child-of-God Readers consistently use the words authentic and vulnerable to describe Kanagy’s work. The four books to be released this Fall are entitled:
- A Church Dismantled-A Kingdom Restored: Why is God Taking Apart the Church?
- Ministry in A Church Dismantled: To Tear Down or Build Up?
- In A Church Dismantled the Light Still Shines: Reflections for Sacred Time
- In A Church Dismantled-One Pilgrim’s Journey: Finding My Way Home in the Dark
Readers can subscribe for series updates and blog posts, as well as find free materials to support further reflection and discussion at http://www.achurchdismantled.com.
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