Is the Emerging Church another passing fad, or the future of Christianity? Written by by 19 prominent leaders within the emergent community, this collection focuses on the new types of congregations arising in our midst. Topics include thoughtful insight on spirituality, theology, multiculturalism, post-colonialism, sex, evangelism and other subjects, ultimately delivering an unprecedented overview of this fast-growing movement. Includes new afterword by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones.
Many have heard of the emerging church, but few people feel like they have a handle on what the emerging church believes and represents. Is it a passing fad led by disenfranchised neo-evangelicals? Or is it the future of the church at large?
Now available in trade paper, An Emergent Manifesto of Hope represents a coming together of divergent voices into a conversation that pastors, students, and thoughtful Christians can now learn from and engage in. This unprecedented collection of writings includes articles by some of the most important voices in the emergent conversation, including Brian McLaren, Dan Kimball, and Sally Morgenthaler. It also introduces some lesser known but integral players representing "who's next" within the emerging church. The articles cover a broad range of topics, such as spirituality, theology, multiculturalism, postcolonialism, sex, evangelism, and many others. Anyone who wants to know what the emerging church is all about needs to start here.
Doug Pagitt (MA, Bethel Seminary) is pastor of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and author of Preaching Re-Imagined, Church Re-Imagined, and BodyPrayer.
Tony Jones (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) is currently working on his PhD in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Formerly the minister to youth and young adults at the Colonial Church of Edina in Edina, Minnesota, Jones has authored several books, including Postmodern Youth Ministry, Soul Shaper, Divine Intervention, and Pray.