Christian Witness in Cascadian Soil

Coworkers with God in the Land of Hiking, Hipsters, and Hand-Crafted Lattes

by Ross A. Lockhart
Foreword by Jason Byassee
Published by: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Imprint: Cascade Books
Published: February 2021

The Centre for Missional Leadership at St. Andrew’s Hall, Vancouver, has curated a dynamic collection of essays from missional thinkers in church and academy. Together, they explore both the pitfalls and possibilities of Christian witness in the post-Christendom soil of the Pacific Northwest. What does it mean to till, plant, and nurture Christian community while awaiting growth in the rocky soil of secularity, in this West Coast land better known for its hipsters, baristas, and outdoor lifestyle? Each chapter is an attempt to dust for divine fingerprints at work within the church and wider culture, giving evidence of God’s activity in our midst. Within this book you will encounter women and men who are finding hopeful ways to proclaim and live the gospel that are bearing fruit and growing hope within Christian communities and the neighborhoods they call home.

About the author

Ross A. Lockhart is dean of St. Andrew’s Hall, professor of mission studies at the Vancouver School of Theology, and founding director of the Centre for Missional Leadership. He is author of Lessons from Laodicea: Missional Leadership in a Culture of Affluence (Cascade, 2016) and Beyond Snakes and Shamrocks: St. Patrick’s Missional Leadership Lessons for Today (Cascade, 2018).