From the Back Cover
Do You Know the Postmodern Alphabet?
The letters are all the same, but the things they stand for are as different as the future is from the past. A Is for Abductive helps you get a handle today on the vocabulary of tomorrow, and on concepts indispensable for living out the old-fashioned gospel in these newfangled times.
"You caused this book," writes one of the authors. "People like you were insisting on a beginners guide to the pathway of postmodern ministry." Here it is. There is no right or wrong place to beginjust pick a letter and start reading. Youll acquire new words for a new world that will change how you think about church, about ministry, and about what it means to follow in Jesus footstepsentering todays culture in order to love it, serve it, and lead it home to God.
About the Author
Brian D. McLaren (MA, University of Maryland) is founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church, an innovative, nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington region. He's also a senior fellow with emergent (www.emergentvillage.org), a growing generative friendship of missional Christian leaders.
Jerry Haselmayer (B.A., University of Southern Indiana) is president and founder of Leadership Pathways, a consulting firm that partners with clients to deliver experiential learning, tailored personal coaching, and organizational change. An ordained minister, he lives in Cincinnati with his wife and three children.