Friday, October 19, 2007

The Emerging Church
By Dan Kimball
272 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (March 1, 2003)

Author: Dan Kimball is one of the pastors of Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz. He is part of the emerging church. Kimball espouses “Vintage Faith,” a return to the “vintage values of the original Christian church and teachings of Jesus.”

Organization: After an introduction that makes a case for the emerging church and sets out caveats for understanding it, Kimball discusses theology and praxis. Part 1 deconstructs the current situation down to causes and theological essentials. Part 2 reconstructs church by suggesting practical ideas for implementing the essential theology of missional church.

Intention: To inform his readers about the situation of post-Christendom and a biblical Christian response to this situation, and to inspire his readers to be the kind of Christians who have a reputation of faith and an “outward missional focus” (16).


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