Though the writing is a bit dry 30 pages into it (Hauerwas and Willimon really spoiled me with their excellent writing in Resident Aliens), there are two points I really like about this book so far:
1. Ministry should empower people to live the Gospel wherever they are. I hope to write more about this soon. Too often we look to pastors as the ministry experts and forget that the rank and file Christian has a very, very important role as a representative of Christ in his/her job, vocation, etc.
2. It’s OK to open a business with ministry in mind. Phew. Let’s say that again please: It’s OK to open a business with ministry in mind. A business that is a self-supporting ministry can be a very effective way to bring the Gospel to new places. It also will hopefully remove some of the restraints that funding creates.