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I m normally an upbeat person, but I get a little depressed when I see religious communities retrenching, reacting, defending, and engaging in more boundary-maintenance than bridge-building. That s why I find this volume so helpful and hopeful. It s about faith communities exploring, creating, admitting faults, and bridging divides on all sides. You ll meet Christian leaders who are obviously bright, passionately committed, and downright fascinating, people I m so glad to know as companions in this wild journey of emergence. --Brian D. McLaren, author/speaker/activist (brianmclaren.net)
Phil Snider has served as senior minister of Brentwood Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 2003. Phil received his undergraduate degree from Missouri State University (Springfield, MO), then earned his masters degree at Phillips Theological Seminary (Tulsa, OK) and doctorate at Chicago Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL).