Book review: Third Way Allegiance

by Tripp York


Here’s a perfect selection for your book club. York feeds us a collection of thought-provoking essays, ranging from the politics of war to the proper celebration of our holidays. York doesn’t have the answers, but he has plenty of questions to make us wonder whether we have, in capitalistic America, lost our way down the Christian path. 

For one thing, Christianity may hardly be worth fighting the New Atheists over. Have we forgotten what a fantastic story it is we cling to? Didn’t Tertullian get it right when he claimed to believe precisely because the story was unbelievable? Christianity is simply not philosophically defensible, and it may be that our very attempt to defend Christianity, ironically, leads to its demise. When it becomes common sense, guys, it’s all over for Christianity.

But is it common sense to seek the common good? Goods are only good if they are shared goods, at least according to Scripture and early Christian history. Yet without reverence for the seven deadly sins (lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride) our capitalistic country would fold in on itself. What’s a good Christian to do?

York will leave you wondering whether it’s even possible anymore to be a Christian.


  1. Thanks so much for the book review. I am very interested in reading this book. Thanks so much. I am reading one right now called, “The iChurch Method: How to Advance Your Ministry Online” by author Jason Caston. The purpose of this book is to help ministries advance the Kingdom online and take the gospel to the world. I love everything about it!

  2. Thanks for contributing, Robyn!

  3. Sounds like there are some great essays in this.

  4. Your welcome Lee! Glad I found this place.

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