Jesus in the front; party in the back.
“Business in the front, and party in the back.” This has been the longstanding mantra of the mullet. As people born and raised in the monogrammed buckle of the Bible belt, Derek and Lindsay have observed a deep correlation between this daring hairstyle and what is commonly known as cultural Christianity. They call it Mullet Theology. It's a “Jesus in the front, and party in the back” way of life that tries to live in two opposing realities at once. Cultural Christians want the comfort of Jesus and the pleasure of living life the way they want. Jesus is just a cute accessory to their lives. Our hope is that in reading this book, our readers will see that Jesus should be everything we want rather than a means to give us everything we want. We hope to expose some ugly truths about our own culture while giving real hope to those deceived by its enticing lies.
"Derek and Lindsay Allen have written a creative and important book confronting the reality of cultural Christianity in the South. It is not a harsh or mocking expose from a distance. It is hopeful and written for the people they love and serve. It is their desire to awaken the reality of Christ in the lives of people who are very comfortable in their culture and assume their culture by its very nature is right with God. Derek and Lindsay have a unique perspective as experienced church planters outside of the cultural South. This gives clarity and urgency to their message. With love and humor, this book will challenge your cultural perspective and, by God’s grace, help you find the life transforming grace of God in the reality of Jesus without a mullet."
Dr. Ed Litton
Pastor, Redemption Church
Director of Spouse Development