TODAY’S GUEST: Eric Jackson, 35, is a Pastor and author of the brand new book, Feral Christian. Eric has filled a variety of ministry positions and is passionate about self-evaluation in Christianity. Eric was ordained through Assemblies of God, trained in Biblical Studies, graduated from UWGB and has extensive ministry experience in a variety of settings and denominations. He is currently the Lead Pastor of Foundation Church in Minocqua, WI.
The church looks very different from the early days in Jerusalem, and sadly, in America we have become comfortable and domesticated – a very dangerous place to be while souls are at stake and eternity hangs in the balance.
What if I told you that on the other side of these fences there is land where the Pauls and the Timothys used to walk? That just beyond these fences of church pews, traditions, and rules there are forests that we once owned? That right past the “that’s just how it’s done”s and “just do what you’re told”s lay a place where we can regain what we’ve lost? Our strength, our senses, our power, the ability to live the way we were always meant to live: what if they are all still there, waiting for us, just beyond the fence?
Fences. Made to keep certain things in, and other things out. To keep the wild animals wild, and the tame animals tame. But which are we?
“This book challenges our way of thinking and living as Christians.”
“This book made me laugh, challenged my own beliefs and practices, and forced me to look at everything I’ve done or believed as a Christian through the lens of the Gospel—something that can get forgotten in the hustle and bustle of church culture.”
“Highly recommend this new book to any who feel they may have lost their way or sense things are not as they ought to be!”
feral – feer–uhl, adjective: existing in a natural state, as animals or plants; not domesticated or cultivated; wild. having reverted to the wild state, as from domestication:a pack of feral dogs roaming the woods. of or characteristic of wild animals; ferocious; brutal.