Phyllis Tickle has had a significant impact on the religious landscape in America over her 50-year career. As a college dean, a publishing gadfly, and an advocate of the church's emergence, she has garnered a loyal following in the tens of thousands. Among those she's influenced are influential church leaders themselves, including Diana Butler-Bass, Brian McLaren, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Peter Rollins, Doug Pagitt, Jon M. Sweeney, Jana Reiss, Lauren F. Winner, and others. In this volume, they reflect of Phyllis's influence, and on the challenge that Phyllis's work poses the future church.
Tony Jones is the national coordinator of Emergent-U.S. (www.emergentvillage.com) and a doctoral fellow and senior research fellow in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of Postmodern Youth Ministry: Exploring Cultural Shift, Cultivating Authentic Community, Creating Holistic Connections, The Sacred Way: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life, The Teaching of the Twelve: Believing and Practicing the Primitive Christianity of the Ancient Didache Community, The Most Difficult Journey You'll Ever Make: The Pilgrim's Progress and You Converted Me: The Confessions of St. Augustine. Tony Jones has spent the last two decades working with young Christians as a pastor, missionary, and theologian. Tony lives with his three children in Edina, Minnesota.