The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Perspectives by Michael Horton, Erwin Raphael McManus, Brian D. McLaren, Andrew Crouch, Frederica Mathewes-Green (Paperback, 2003)
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- DescriptionWhat should the church look like today? What should be the focus of its message? How should I present that message? We live in as pivotal and defining an age as the Great Depression or the Sixties--a period whose definition, say some cultural observers, includes a warning of the church's influence. The result? A society measurably less religious but decidedly more spiritual. Less influenced by authority than by experience. More attuned to images than to words. How does the church adapt to such a culture? Or should it, in fact, eschew adapting for maintaining a course it has followed these last two millennia? Or something in between? These are exactly the questions asked in The Church In Emerging Culture by five Christian thinker-speaker-writers, each who advocate unique stances regarding what the church's message should be (and what methods should be used to present it) as it journeys through this evolving, postmodern era. The authors are: Andy Crouch--Re:Generation Quarterly editor-in-chief Michael Horton--professor and reformed theologian Frederica Mathewes-Green--author, commentator, and Orthodox Christian Brian D. McLaren--postmodernist, author, pastor, and Emergent senior fellow Erwin Raphael McManus--author and pastor of the invative and interethnic L.A.-based church, Mosaic Most unique about their individual positions is that they're presented t as singular essays but as lively discussions in which the other four authors freely (and frequently) comment, critique, and concur. That element, coupled with a unique photographic design that reinforces the depth of their at-once congenial and feisty conversation, gives you all-access entree into this groundbreaking discourse. What's more, general editor Leonard Sweet (author of SoulTsunami and AquaChurch, among several other acclaimed texts) frames the thought-provoking dialogue with a profoundly insightful, erudite introductory essay--practically a book within a book. The Church In Emerging Culture is foundational reading for leaders and serious students of all deminations and church styles.
- Author BiographyAndy Crouch is editor-in-chief of re:generation quarterly magazine. For nine years he was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. A columnist for Christianity Today, he writes regularly on faith and culture for several national magazines. Michael Horton (PhD, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and the University of Coventry) teaches theology and apologetics at Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California, where he lives with his wife, Lisa, and four children. A prolific author, he is also the host of The White Horse Inn, a nationally syndicated radio program, and editor of Modern Reformation magazine. Frederica Mathewes-Green (BA, University of South Carolina; MA, Virginia Episcopal Seminary) is an author, commentator, and Orthodox Christian. She is a regular contributor to Christianity Today, Focus on the Family-Citizen, and Touchstone. Brian D. McLaren (MA, University of Maryland) is founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church, an innovative, nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington region. He's also a senior fellow with emergent (www.emergentvillage.org), a growing generative friendship of missional Christian leaders. Erwin R. McManus (BA, University of North Carolina; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as lead pastor and cultural architect of Mosaic, a diverse, multi-ethnic church based in Los Angeles, California. As founder of Awaken, an entrepreneurial community, Erwin collaborates with a team of dreamers and innovators who specialize in the field of developing and unleashing personal and organizational creativity. A national and international consultant on culture, change, leadership, and creativity, he partners with Bethel Theological Seminary as a futurist and distinguished lecturer. He is the author of the ECPA Silver Medallion Award-winning book, An Unstoppable Force, and Seizing Your Divine Moment, Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul, and The Barbarian Way. Leonard Sweet (PhD, University of Rochester) holds the E. Stanley Jones chair at Drew University. Founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries, he also serves as a distinguished visiting professor at George Fox University, and is the chief writer for preachingplus.com. Sweet is a popular speaker and has written numerous books, including Jesus Drives Me Crazy, SoulTsunami, SoulSalsa, Carpe Manana, and (with Brian McLaren and Jerry Haselmeyer) A Is for Abductive: The Language of the Emerging Church.
- Author(s)Andrew Crouch,Brian D. McLaren,Erwin Raphael McManus,Frederica Mathewes-Green,Michael Horton
- Date of Publication26/09/2003
- SubjectChristianity: General
- Series TitleEmergent YS
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 9
- Place of PublicationGrand Rapids
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight463 g
- Width188 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edited byLeonard I. Sweet
- Interest AgeFrom 18 To 99
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