Making Sense of Church

Eavesdropping on Emerging Conversations about God, Community, and Culture
Original Publish Date: Aug 30, 2009
Product Number: EB00617888
Released: Jul 28, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780310862956
Publisher: Zondervan
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Samplings of online discussions about God, truth, and church—from theOoze.comOur culture is rapidly changing and people are searching for new models and paradigms to find meaning in their lives. As in all transitional periods, this search takes place in grass-roots conversations where the "new" is taking form. No other place so uniquely captures this struggle more than the message boards at, the premier melting pot of emerging spiritual conversation.Making Sense of Church is a snapshot of this "community conversation" as it tries to make sense of God in the emerging worldview. It represents a gathering of individuals with different points of view, theologies, life contexts, and feelings. Author Spencer Burke, creator of, provides the framework writing for each chapter and acts as a "guide" to the accompanying e-mail postings that supplement the chapters. Subjects discussed include:- Authentic Community- Experiential Worship- The Internet and God- Art as a Vehicle for Communicating Truth- Spirituality and Sexuality- What Is the Church?- What Is Postmodernism?

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