Doug Pagitt (BA Bethel College, MA Bethel Seminary) is pastor of Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis. He is part of the leadership of Emergent: a generative friendship among missional Christian leaders. Doug is married to Shelley and they are parents of four children, and is author of Preaching Re-Imagined, Church Re-Imagined, and BodyPrayer.
Dan Kimball is the author of several books on leadership, church, and culture. He is on staff at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California, and is a professor at George Fox University. He enjoys comic art, Ford Mustangs, and punk and rockabilly music. His passion is to see the church and Christians follow and represent Jesus in the world with love, intelligence, and creativity. His website and blog are at www.dankimball.com.
Mark Driscoll is one of the 50 most influential pastors in America, and the founder of Mars Hill Church in Seattle (www.marshillchurch.org), the Paradox Theater, and the Acts 29 Network which has planted scores of churches. Mark is the author of The Radical Reformission: Reaching Out Without Selling Out. He speaks extensively around the country, has lectured at a number of seminaries, and has had wide media exposure ranging from NPR’s All Things Considered to the 700 Club, and from Leadership Journal to Mother Jones magazine. He’s a staff religion writer for the Seattle Times. Along with his wife and children, Mark lives in Seattle.
Though I appreciated Mark speaking out, I was struck with the shallow depth to his arguments.
It's a good read and I would recommend it to anyone who is far enough along in their research to know at least a few of the names in the book.
Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches is a well-writing book that represents the diversity within the movement.
I am completely disenchanted with churches -- especially since the rise of the Religious Right. I fervently believe that God calls us to care for the most vulnerable in our midst. Read morePublished 9 months ago by H. Elizabeth Fisher
This book has sections written by each of the people listed on the cover. They each writers present an opinion on every other submission. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Marjorie Major
Since the emerging church has no set of established doctrine, this book gives an excellent cross section of understanding of the various views.Published 23 months ago by L. Osborne
this is a great book on the emerging church. the authors are in a great dialogue with each other. they discuss some of the issues of the church today like Scripture,... Read morePublished on April 4, 2011 by enotch
The book presents a range of views on the theology of the Emergent Church movement that run from the Fundamentalist perspective to a nearly Universalist position yet all of the... Read morePublished on January 18, 2011 by robert gurney
The distinction between beliefs (doctrine) and the way in which beliefs are communicated and practiced (style) is an extremely important distinction, and one which is mostly lost... Read morePublished on June 1, 2010 by Douglas Searle
Five writers, all involved in energing churches, state the distinctive features of their beliefs and organizational style, then critique each other. Read morePublished on June 26, 2009 by R. Channing Johnson
I found this book very enlightening. It has given me a much clearer understanding of where the emerging church is at and where it seems to be headed.Published on February 25, 2009 by Brian
This was a really interesting read. There are some books, like "Axiom" or "The Screwtape Letters," that I feel great about recommending to anyone. Read morePublished on January 26, 2009 by Brett D. McLaughlin