From the Inside Flap
From the introduction by Tony Jones: "In a variety of voices, this group of friends is attempting to sing a song together. There are times, I'm sure, when the harmonies don't match, when someone seems to be singing out of tune. But that's really not the point for us. The point is that we're singing, and that we're singing together." This inaugural release of the ēmersion series brings together an unprecedented collection of voices from Emergent Village as they explore A People of Hope, Communities of Hope, A Hopeful Faith, A Hopeful Way Forward, and Hopeful Activism. Those voices include: • Brian McLaren on postcolonialism • Dan Kimball on theology • Sally Morgenthaler on leadership • Will Samson on mission • Karen Sloan on sexuality • Tim Keel on imagination • Carla Barnhill on parenting • Tim Conder on church
From the Back Cover
Engage the latest thinking of the emerging church Since the emerging church started grabbing headlines early this millennium, it has been labeled many different things. A movement. A conversation. A friendship. Some even call it a scandal. An Emergent Manifesto of Hope is a coming together of divergent voices into a collection of writings that will bring you into the latest thinking of the emerging church. You will have a front-row seat as both established leaders and up-and-comers in this influential international movement grapple with how to be faithful Christians in today's ever-changing cultural context. More than twenty-five contributors present honest, compelling, and at times highly personal reflections on topics like spiritual formation, social justice, sex, church and community, evangelism, racial reconciliation, postcolonialism, and the Bible. As you engage these reflections, you will come away with a deeper understanding of the hopeful imagination that drives the emerging church. And you will appreciate the beauty of a conversation that is continually being formed and, by its unique nature, defies one, univocal message.