To that end, I like what Greg Boyd did in Minneapolis. His family sold their house and they moved downtown to a house half the value and are part of being salt and light in a not-so-upper-class community. And then there’s Shane Claiborne in Philadelphia and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove in Durham, NC. Obviously, their reading of the gospels and James MacDonald’s is quite different.
Zach Nielsen writes the popular Christian blog, Take Your Vitamin Z, and is Pastor of Music & Teaching at the Vine Church, a church plant in Madison, WI -- just a few hours from James MacDonald -- starting in 2010
The Word of God is always center stage in James MacDonald's preaching, which should be paramount for any believer. Yet his aim is never to simply increase our knowledge, but to exalt Christ and bring Him glory by challenging us with its application to our lives. If you really want to become more like Jesus, then watch, listen and learn...and get ready to be challenged with the full-out obedience and devotion to the Lord that lead to life-transformation.