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New Christians Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier

ISBN-10: 047045539X

ISBN-13: 9780470455395

Edition: 2008

Authors: Tony Jones, Jones

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What the "Emergent Church Movement" is all about-and why it matters to the future of ChristianityFollowing on the questions raised by Brian McLaren in A New Kind of Christian, Tony Jones has written an engaging exploration of what this new kind of Christianity looks like. Writing "dispatches" about the thinking and practices of adventurous Emergent Christians across the country, he offers an in-depth view of this new "third way" of faith-its origins, its theology, and its views of truth, scripture and interpretation, and the Emergent movement′s hopeful and life-giving sense of community. With the depth of theological expertise and broad perspective he has gained as a pastor, writer, and leader of the movement, Jones initiates readers into the Emergent conversation and offers a new way forward for Christians in a post-Christian world. With journalistic narrative as well as authoritative reflection, he draws upon on-site research to provide fascinating examples and firsthand stories of who is doing what, where, and why it matters.
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Book details

List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Tony Jones has lived aboard his 50ft narrowboat for 5 years, in which time he has traversed 500 miles of canals and rivers, navigated through 400 locks and moveable bridges, run aground 4 times, sunk once, and broken down more times than he can remember. He is a professional freelance writer, published regularly in Waterways World, Canals and Rivers and Towpath Talk.

"A Living Way: Emergent Visions" Series Foreword
Preface
Introduction: What Is "Emergent"?
Leaving the Old Country
"Church Is Dead"
Signs of Death-and Life
The Problem on the Left
A Case Study: Go Where I Send Thee
The Problem on the Right
A Case Study: Don't Ask Us About the Chickens
The Real Problem: Left Versus Right
Caught in the Crossfire
Dispatch from the Blogosphere: Musings of a Postmodern Negro
Dispatches from the Frontier of the American Church
An Allegory
An Alternative Ending
Geological Musings
What Exactly Is Emerging?
The Beginnings
"The Bible Is Propaganda"
The New Kind of Christian Effect
Meanwhile, Across the Pond
Then till Now
The Church's Choice
Dispatch from the Rocky Mountains: Katie and Kristen
Who Are the Emergent Christians?
Hunches and Intuitions
Influencing Culture or Influenced by Culture?
An "Envelope of Friendship"
An Emergent Voters' Guide
Dispatch from 1-35: The Terrific Tale of Trucker Frank
The Theology, Stupid
Dartmouth Days
What, Exactly, Is Theology?
Theology on the Rise
Going Deep
Skiing the Slippery Slope
So, a Biblicist and a Relativist Walk into a Pastors' Conference . . .
The Expurgated Lectionary
Dispatch from Seminary: Legalisms of the Left
After Objectivity: Beautiful Truth
The Thrill of Interpretation
Reading the Whole Bible
"Sonny, It Ain't Nothing till I Call It"
Truth (a.k.a. God)
After Objectivity: Dialogue
Beautiful, Messy, Incarnational Truth
Paradoxes
Dispatch from the End of a Three-Mile Dirt Road: Recovering "Church"
Inside the Emergent Church
It's a Great Day at Jacob's Well
Wikichurch
Tightly Knit: Journey
Binitarians
The People's Liturgy: Church of the Apostles
Time to Rethink Seminary
MyChurch: A Paean to Solomon's Porch
Epilogue: Feral Christians
Appendices
"Emergent Village Values and Practices"
"A Response to Our Critics"
"Disastrous Statements"
Notes
Acknowledgments
The Author
Index