Louis Metzger's latest book Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions
in a Consumer Church has been selected by Christianity Today's Leadership
Journal as one of the "Top Ten Books of 2008."
book was released in 2007, it has steadily gained popularity and approval
across the country due to the amount of traffic and discussion it has generated
on blogs, radio shows, independent websites, and important speaking events and
conferences around the country.
Turning Words Into Action
of the themes found in the book, Dr. Metzger and renowned civil rights leader
Dr. John M. Perkins are the plenary speakers at a two-day event titled "Drum
Majors for Love, Truth and Justice." The event is sponsored in part by Multnomah University
and the Luis Palau Association this Nov. 20-21 at north Portland's
Metzger anticipates the release of another new book titled Exploring
Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction, co-written with
Dr. Brad Harper at Multnomah University. Due to be
released in spring 2009, Exploring Ecclesiology combines biblical, historical, and cultural analysis to explore the
church's various roles.
year, Christianity Today, Inc., selects the 10 books every pastor and Christian
leader in America
should own and read," Dr. Metzger's literary agent David
Sanford said. "That Dr. Metzger's book Consuming Jesus made
that prestigious list for 2008 is a great honor and certainly a first for
Multnomah Biblical Seminary."
excitement of this announcement was enhanced by the fact that, at the time, Dr.
Metzger was speaking in Miami
with Dr. John M. Perkins, renowned civil rights leader and community
said. "Their ‘Drum Majors for Love, Truth, and Justice' partnership is taking
the biblical and theological principles of Consuming Jesus to audiences
to authoring multiple books, Dr. Paul Louis Metzger is the professor of
Christian theology and theology of culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He
is also director of the Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New
Wineskins and editor of the journal Cultural Encounters.
Leadership Journal's blog Out of Ur features
one-question interview between blog contributor
David Swanson and Dr. Metzger.
information about Dr. Metzger's book Consuming Jesus, his upcoming
two-day event with Dr. Perkins in Portland,
or Drs. Metzger and Harper's book Exploring Ecclesiology, please contact
Kristin Kendall at 503.251.6452 or