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Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches

Robert E Webber (Ed)Karen WardDoug PagittDan KimballJohn BurkeMark Driscoll

Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches

Robert E Webber (Ed)Karen WardDoug PagittDan KimballJohn BurkeMark Driscoll

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Professor Robert Webber brings together five prominent leaders of the growing 'Emerging Church' movement, who discuss their sometimes controversial views on Scripture, Christ, the atonement, other religions, and more. Discover what the 'Emerging' phenomenon is all about. 224 pages, from Zondervan.

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About "Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches"

Professor Robert Webber brings together five prominent leaders of the growing 'Emerging Church' movement, who discuss their sometimes controversial views on Scripture, Christ, the atonement, other religions, and more. Discover what the 'Emerging' phenomenon is all about. 224 pages, from Zondervan.
- Koorong

Over the past several years we've witnessed the growth of the emerging church movement. This movement has caught the attention of publications such as Christianity Today, the New York Times, and Time magazine, and can often be found discussed in online blogs. This book sheds informative light on the emerging church leaders' beliefs and message so that readers will be able to see for themselves what key leaders believe and thus arrive at their own conclusions. This is not outside onlookers drawing conclusions, it's allowing us to hear the leaders in their own words. While some evangelicals praise this movement, others condemn it as being outside the camp. Rumors and second-hand information often add more confusion. Now we can read the direct comments of the key leaders, with a compelling introduction and conclusion written by respected author and theologian, Robert Webber. This stimulating and accessible read addresses the vital questions surrounding the emerging church: is the emerging church movement/conversation about changing methods or changing the message? Contributors, consisting of leaders of several emerging churches, answer various questions and discuss main topics of the emerging church, sharing what they believe and what they teach at their churches that sets them apart from others. Each of the five leaders present their case and each responds to the other contributors. Discussion questions facilitate using the book in small group or classroom use.
- Publisher

"Leaders of emerging churches may very well be poised to bring about a new threshold of development that will carry a new group of evangelicals beyond the unhappy split between traditional theology on the one hand and pragmatic practice on the other." In the face of today's cultural sea change, the phenomenon known as the emerging church is pouring out a fresh drink of the gospel to a generation disenchanted with "church" but thirsty for an authentic, experiential spirituality. This new wineskin is not really new at all-or is it? Is the emerging church about new methods only, or about a new message?
- Publisher

What are the beliefs of the new movement known as the emerging church? In thought-provoking debate, prominent emerging leaders John Burke, Mark Driscoll, Dan Kimball, Doug Pagitt, and Karen Ward discuss their sometimes controversial views under the editorship of author and educator Robert Webber. Hear what they say about their views of Scripture, Christ, the atonement, other world religions, and other important doctrines, so you can come to your own conclusions about the emerging church.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Robert E Webber (Ed)

Robert E. Webber (1933-2007) was Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, and served as the president of the Institute for Worship Studies. His many books include in five vomes in the Ancient-Future series: Faith; Evangelism, Divine Embrace, Time & Embrace, Worship is a Verb and The Younger Evangelicals.

Doug Pagitt

Doug Pagitt (M.A. Bethel Seminary) is pastor of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis. He is part of the leadership of Emergent: a generative friendship among missional Christian leaders. Doug is married to Shelley and they are parents of four children, and is author of Preaching Re-Imagined, Church Re-Imagined, and BodyPrayer. His forthcoming book is A Christianity Worth Believing, it approaches theological questions in personal and engaging ways, addressing topics such as God, Jesus, sin, the Bible, humanity, church, and the Kingdom of God. Rather than rehashing old debates and categories, it offers new insights, provocative possibilities, and hopeful alternatives.

Dan Kimball

Dan Kimball is the author of several books including The Emerging Church and popular They Like Jesus But Not The Church (Zondervan). He is one of the pastors of Vintage Faith Church, a missional church planted for engaging the post-Christian culture in Santa Cruz, CA.

He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry from George Fox Evangelical Seminary where he also serves as Adjunct Faculty. Dan speaks extensively around the country on emerging church and culture issues as well as using the arts in worship. He serves on the editorial advisory boards for Youthworker Journal; Outreach Magazine and REV! Magazine.

In the pipeline are books Adventures in Churchland: Discovering the Beautiful Mess Jesus Loves and I Like Jesus But Not The Church
Koorong - Editorial Review.

John Burke

John Burke and his wife, Kathy, founded Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, in 1998. Since then, Gateway has grown to over 3,000 people, 70 percent of whom are in their twenties and thirties, and consists mostly of unchurched people who began actively following Christ at Gateway. Burke is also the author of No Perfect People Allowed: Creating a Come-as-You-Are Culture in the Church and Soul Revolution He has contributed the chapter "The Emerging Church and Incarnational Theology" in Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches.

Mark Driscoll

Pastor Mark Driscoll founded Mars Hill Church in Seattle in the fall of 1996, which has grown to over 6,000 people in one of America's least churched cities. He co-founded and is president of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, which has planted over one hundred churches in the U.S. and internationally.

The Resurgence Missional Theology Cooperative Outreach magazine has recognized Mars Hill Church as the ninth most innovative and fifteenth fastest-growing church in America. His writing includes the books The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out, Confessions of a Reformission Rev.: Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church. He also contributed to the book Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches. His most recent publications are Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions and Death by Love: Letters from the Cross.
-Editorial Review.

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  • Catalogue Code 254250
  • Product Code 0310271355
  • EAN 9780310271352
  • UPC 025986271350
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Church Life/issues
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Feb 2007
  • Dimensions 227 x 152 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.303kg

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