Author(s): Brett McCracken
The "seeker-sensitive" movement has had its moment in evangelicalism--attracting people by being cool, comfortable, and convenient. But what if the church truly thrives only when it embraces the more difficult aspects of Christianity? Uncomfortable makes a compelling case that following Jesus and being in his church are not cool and comfortable, but rather stretch, challenge, and push us. Believers who accept the uncomfortable and even awkward aspects of Christianity in the context of the local church--believing difficult truths, embracing sacrifice, pursuing holiness, and loving the people around them--are the ones who will see the church grow most significantly and the gospel advance most powerfully.