Exploring the Emergent church

Books

A New Kind of Christian, by Brian McLaren (Jossey-Bass)
McLaren is pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church near Washington, D.C., and one of the leading thinkers in the emerging-church conversation. This book is a reflection in the form of a story, focusing on a dialogue between a struggling pastor and his daughter’s high school science teacher. It is the first installment of a trilogy, continued in The Story We Find Ourselves In and a volume slated for 2005.

More Ready Than You Realize: Evangelism as Dance in the Postmodern Matrix, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan)
A helpful rethinking of evangelism that takes Christian witness seriously while refusing to turn people into projects; suggests we may need to trade in the term “evangelism” (now compromised by triumphalism and manipulation) for the more descriptive term “disciple-making.”

 

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