From the Back Cover
"A Glimpse into the Future of the Church"
Emerging and missional church movements are an increasingly global phenomenon; they exist as holistic communities that defy dualistic Western forms of church. Until now, many of the voices from these movements have gone unheard. This volume assembles some of the most innovative church leaders from around the world to share candid insider stories about how God is transforming their communities in an entirely new era for the church.
"Here's proof that the emerging missional conversation is transcending the traditional ecclesial and cultural boundaries that so often limit the church's ability to speak to itself and have an impact on the world. Featuring voices from Latin America, New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and North America, The Gospel after Christendom
is a compendium of ideas, warnings, inspirations, and suggestions that will move this important conversation forward."
, author of The Road to Missional
, coauthor of The Shaping of Things to Come
, and vice principal, Morling College, Sydney, Australia
"Ryan Bolger's The Gospel after Christendom
is the broadest and most accessible global survey of emerging missional churches available today. Reading it encouraged my soul. It is filled with good analysis and insights as well as challenges to the imagination. Between its covers lies a glimpse into the future of the church."
, author of The End of Evangelicalism? Discerning a New Faithfulness for Mission
and B. R. Lindner Professor of Evangelical Theology, Northern Seminary
"The Gospel after Christendom
is a deluge of lived imagination. It is what the 'church planetary' looks, feels, and acts like now that life as we have known it has been utterly swept away."
, author of Worship Evangelism
About the Author
Ryan K. Bolger
(PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is associate professor of church in contemporary culture at the School of Intercultural Studies and academic director of the master of arts program in global leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His research focuses on the emerging and missional church movements, and he is the coauthor of Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures