In our fifth annual time together at The Praxis Gathering, we will plunge into the hands-on-work of Life Together in Community with particular emphasis on creating a missional-community, a tethered community, a multi-ethnic community, a peace-making community, and a healing community. We’ve gathered some of the best on-the-ground church planters and practitioners to furnish us with the possibilities for lighting a path ahead in our churches, in our neighborhoods, and in our world.
David Fitch is one such practitionar and we are thrilled to have him join us this year. He is B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary Chicago, IL. He’s married to Rae Ann and they have one child, a son Max.
He’s pastored and participated in many church plants including Life on the Vine Christian Community a missional church in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Most recently he and his family have joined Peace of Christ Church, Westmont, a church planted from Life on the Vine.
He writes on the issues the local church must face in Mission including cultural engagement, leadership and theology. His theology combines Neo-Anabaptist streams of thought, his commitments to evangelicalism and his love for political theory. He has lectured and presented on these topics at many seminaries, graduate schools, denominational gatherings and conferences.
David Fitch has authored several books and written articles for Christianity Today, The Other Journal, Missiology and various academic journals.
David is the author of The End of Evangelicalism? Discerning a New Faithfulness for Mission(Cascade Books, 2011), The Great Giveaway: Reclaiming the Mission of the Church from American Business, Parachurch Organizations, Psychotherapy, Consumer Capitalism and Other Modern Maladies (Baker Books, 2005), Prodigal Christianity: 10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier (Jossey-Bass, 2013), Faithful Presence: How God Shapes the Church for the Sake of the World (InterVarsity Press).
We are excited to be celebrating the release David’s most recent book with him: The Church of Us vs. Them: Freedom from a Faith That Feeds on Making Enemies (Brazos Press 2019) at our Thursday night after party at The Praxis Gathering this year. We hope to see you there!
You can follow David Fitch on social media: @fitchest
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