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Author: Michael Horton, Leonard Sweet, Andy Crouch, Brian D. McLaren, Erwin Raphael McManus, Frederica Mathewes-Green Narrator: Mike Fernandez, Leonard Sweet, Andy Crouch, Brian D. McLaren, Erwin Raphael McManus, Frederica Mathewes-Green Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9780310791522
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What should the church look like today? What should be the focus of its message? How should I present that message? We live in as pivotal and defining an age as the Great Depression or the Sixties–a period whose definition, say some cultural observers, includes a warning of the church’s influence. The result? A society measurably less religious but decidedly more spiritual. Less influenced by authority than by experience. More attuned to images than to words. How does the church adapt to such a culture? Or should it, in fact, eschew adapting for maintaining a course it has followed these last two millennia? Or something in between? These are exactly the questions asked in The Church In Emerging Culture by five Christian thinker-speaker-writers, each who advocate unique stances regarding what the church’s message should be (and what methods should be used to present it) as it journeys through this evolving, postmodern era. The authors are: Andy Crouch–Re:Generation Quarterly editor-in-chief Michael Horton–professor and reformed theologian Frederica Mathewes-Green–author, commentator, and Orthodox Christian Brian D. McLaren–postmodernist, author, pastor, and Emergent senior fellow Erwin Raphael McManus–author and pastor of the innovative and interethnic L.A.-based church, Mosaic Most unique about their individual positions is that they’re presented not as singular essays but as lively discussions in which the other four authors freely (and frequently) comment, critique, and concur. That element, coupled with a unique photographic design that reinforces the depth of their at-once congenial and feisty conversation, gives you all-access entrée into this groundbreaking discourse. What’s more, general editor Leonard Sweet (author of SoulTsunami and AquaChurch, among several other acclaimed texts) frames the thought-provoking dialogue with a profoundly insightful, erudite introductory essay–practically a book within a book. The Church In Emerging Culture is foundational reading for leaders and serious students of all denominations and church styles. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author

Author Michael Horton

Michael Horton is a US and European educated lawyer with over 35 years’ experience as a practicing attorney. Mr. Horton’s experience covers a wide variety of corporate, commercial, technology and financial transactions, including domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, securities offerings, joint ventures and strategic alliances. At King & Spalding, most of his clients were large public companies like Coca-Cola, GE Capital, UPS, Georgia-Pacific, BellSouth, and Scientific-Atlanta. Most of his present clients are private companies, primarily emerging growth companies. Mr. Horton brings a unique perspective to early-stage financings. In addition to his extensive legal work in this area, representing both investors and companies seeking capital, Mr. Horton has been an active angel investor for the last 15 years and he is a member of several angel groups as well as the Angel Capital Association, the industry trade organization for all US angel groups.

About the Narrators

Leonard Sweet, PhD, holds the E. Stanley Jones chair at Drew University. Founder and president of SpiritVenture Ministries, he also serves as a distinguished visiting professor at George Fox University. He is a leading figure in the emerging church movement and a major figure in discussions about Christianity’s transition to postmodernity. He is a popular speaker and has written numerous books, including Jesus Drives Me Crazy, SoulTsunami, SoulSalsa, and Carpe Mañana.

Andy Crouch, MDiv, is editorial director of the Christian Vision Project at Christianity Today International. He served as executive producer for the documentary films Where Faith and Culture Meet and Round Trip. He also sits on the editorial board of Books and Culture and has been a columnist for Christianity Today. His writing has appeared in several editions of The Best Christian Writing and The Best Spiritual Writing. He was editor-in-chief of Re:generation Quarterly and for ten years served as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University.

Brian D. McLaren is an internationally known speaker, a member of the board of directors of Sojourners, and the author of ten highly acclaimed books on contemporary Christianity, including A New Kind of Christian and A Generous Orthodoxy.

Erwin Raphael McManus serves as lead pastor of Mosaic, a uniquely innovative and international congregation in Los Angeles. A national and international strategist and speaker on culture, change, creativity, and leadership, he also serves as distinguished lecturer and futurist for Bethel Theological Seminary.