"If you have faith as small as a mustard seed," Jesus says in the Gospel of Matthew, "nothing will be impossible for you."
That sounds good, but does it work in a world where seeds are genetically altered by an impatient few and hard to come by for countless others? In a world where the gulf between the very rich and the profoundly poor is constantly growing, can a mustard-seed faith make any difference? And can such a little bit of faith be sustained in a world whose future is so uncertain on so many fronts?
Tom Sine says yes, and he has the audacity to try to prove it in his latest book. In The New Conspirators Tom surveys the landscape of creative Christianity, where streams of renewal are flowing freely from diverse sources: the emerging church, contemporary monastic movements, the missional church, and the mosaic movement.
Individuals and communities of faith are coalescing in, and drawing energy from, these four streams to retrofit the church as it leads, serves, and gives witness to the kingdom of God in the turbulent times facing us. Read the book and you'll want to--and be prepared to--join God's conspiracy to create a better future.