Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Emergence of Emergent

The Emergent movement has stirred passions as a new way of doing church or yet another attempt to wipe the slate clean and start new. But the movement isn't really a movement, not yet, say its supporters. It's still a conversation, one that's taking place in books, articles, and weblogs. Christianity Today and its sister publications participated in the conversation with book reviews and articles. Whether you're a newcomer to the discussion or looking to dive deep, there's plenty of conversation fodder here.

Everything Hasn't Changed

An apocalyptic Brian McLaren strives to reframe Jesus and discipleship.Review by John Wilson, editor of Books & Culture January 16, 2008

Rethinking Church in an Emergent Salon

Rising from the Ashes asks emergent leaders about the impact of alternative worship on the mainline church.Review by Howard A. Snyder January 9, 2008

Technology and the Gospel

Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, and others weigh in on worship and evangelism in a plugged-in Becky Garrison, excerpted from Rising from the Ashes: Rethinking Church January 9, 2008

Five Streams of the Emerging Church

Key elements of the most controversial and misunderstood movement in the church today.By Scot McKnight January 19, 2007

Emerging Confusion

Jesus is the truth whether we experience him or not.By Charles Colson with Anne Morse June 1, 2006

Emergent Evangelism

The place of absolute truths in a postmodern world—two views.By Brian McLaren and Duane Litfin November 1, 2004

The Emergent Mystique

The 'emerging church' movement has generated a lot of excitement but only a handful of congregations. Is it the wave of the future or a passing fancy?By Andy Crouch November 1, 2004

Theologian Stan Grenz Dies

Leading advocate of emergent movement mourned.By Ken Walker May 1, 2005

Christianity Today Reviews A New Kind of Christian and the Sequel

The Virtue of Unoriginality

The old kind of Christian is the best hope for church renewal.By Mark Galli posted 04/04/2002

The Postmodern Moment

Are Christians prepared for ministry after modernism's failure?By Glenn T. Stanton posted 06/18/2002

A Story Darwin Might Love

Brian McLaren's evolutionary interpretation of the faith promises more than it delivers, but what it delivers is good enough.By Mark Galli posted 04/14/2003

A Newer Kind of Christian

Brian McLaren's sequel to A New Kind of Christian touches other tenets of faith.Reviewed by Cindy Crosby posted 03/26/2003

Books & Culture and the Book that Started It All

Faithfully Dangerous

Christians in postmodern times .By Brian D. McLaren May/June 2002


Last in a series of responses to Brian McLaren's book, A New Kind of Christian.Tony Jones May/June 2002

Reformed or Deformed?

Questions for postmodern ChristiansBy Mark Dever March/April 2002

Let's Get Personal

Yes, the church needs to get past modernity's impersonal techniques. But adding the prefix post doesn't solve anything. By Andy Crouch January/February 2002

Leadership's Emergent Wrestling

My Emergent Guilt

How did I get here, dancing off-beat, and out of touch?By Ron Benson

Has the Emergent Church Emerged?

When newspapers pick up on a religion story, there's a good chance it's old hat to insiders. So now that the Denver Post and the Press-Enterprise of inland Southern California have written stories on emergent churches, are they really still emerging?By Rob Moll

Nomo Pomo—a Postmodern Rant

Why we can and should talk about something else.By Kevin Miller

Pomo Ponderings

10 Questions about Postmodern Ministry. By Kevin Miller

Is Pomo Nomo?

A postmodern pastor reaches out to the Mod Squad.By Chris Seay

How to Evangelize Today

Reaching people who think negatively about Christianity.An interview with Brian McLaren.

Brian McLaren Says

Passionate, but Not for Mel's Movie

Why The Passion 'outreach' was all hype, and I didn't fall for it.By Brian McLaren

Bless This House?

Why efforts to renew the church are often misguided.By Brian McLaren

It's All About Who, Jesus?

If worship is for God, why are so many songs about us?By Brian McLaren

Emerging Values

The next generation is redefining spiritual formation, community, and mission.By Brian McLaren


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