Item description for The Church in Transition: The Journey of Existing Churches Into the Emerging Culture (EmergentYS #39) by Tim Conder...
Overview The new emerging church is both hopeful and frightening compared to more traditional forms of Christianity. However, these "two churches" need each other. This text presents honest stories of the failures and successes of a variety of transitioning fellowships.
Publishers Description The Journey of Existing Churches into the Emerging Culture In our fast-growing post-Christian, postmodern culture, the church often finds itself marginalized and ineffective in mission. The new emerging church is both hopeful and frightening compared to more traditional forms of Christianity. However, these 'two churches' need each other. The Church in Transition presents honest stories of the failures and successes of a variety of transitioning fellowships.
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Studio: Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.95" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 6, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Number 39
ISBN 0310265711 ISBN13 9780310265719 UPC 025986265717
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More About Tim Conder
Tim Conder is the founding pastor of Emmaus Way in Durham, NC. As an organizer, he has worked with the Clergy Caucus and Strategy Team for Durham CAN and Metro IAF, and was one of the founding leaders of EmergentVillage. Tim's writing includes The Church in Transition: The Journey of Existing Churches into the Emerging Culture and contributions to The Emergent Manifesto of Hope and Pastoral Work (on the life of Eugene Peterson). Dan Rhodes is Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Justice and Faculty Coordinator of Contextual Education at the Institute of Pastoral Studies of Loyola University Chicago. His work centers on political theology, broad-based community organizing, ecclesiology, critical theory, globalization, sovereignty and governance, peace studies, and more. Dan is currently the editor-in-chief of The Other Journal, a position he has held since 2011. He co-pastored Emmaus Way in Durham with Tim Conder. He currently lives in Evanston, IL with his wife, Elizabeth, and two spirited daughters. Organizing Church is the second book from Tim Conder and Dan Rhodes; Free For All: Rediscovering the Bible in Community was published in 2009.
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extremely thoughtful and sensitive approach Feb 25, 2006
i've read a great deal of postmodern ministry/emerging church subject matter, which conder is dealing with.
but three things strike me as unique about this work:
1. it's extremely sensitive to and supportive of existing church models and approaches. that's wonderfully refreshing, and it lends an enormous amount of credibility to his content.
he recognizes that the emerging church didn't drop out of the sky without preceding context or help. he recognizes that the emerging church owes a debt to and can benefit from 'modern' churches. he sees the relationship between the modern church and emerging church as synergistic rather than antagonistic. that's inspiring.
2. he understands that the emerging church is far more about theology than style. in an age when church practice is determined more by pragmatic concerns than theological underpinnings, it's extremely reassuring to know someone is saying this with clarity.
3. he's actually engaged in this transition on a day to day basis. he's writing not only from a theoretical perspective, but also from a practical one. again, that gives his words a gread deal of credibility.
bottom line, if this is the kind of person who is responsible for giving direction and leadership to the emerging church, we're in pretty darn good shape.