The Emerging Church: A Model for Change & Map for Renewal

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Wood Lake Publishing Inc., 2008 - 224 pages

Realizing the importance of creating a practical guide for both ministers and congregations seeking to shift their congregational culture towards a progressive form of Christianity, Bruce Sanguin grounds The Emerging Church in the experience of his own congregation, Canadian Memorial United, as way to establish context and to share real-life examples. At the same time, he peppers the book with insights from leading edge science, including the science of emergence, chaos theory, quantum physics, field theory, spiral dynamics, and evolutionary science.

Download the spiral dynamics charts Spiral Dynamics Chart and Spiral Dynamics by Don Beck.

Written in language lay people can understand, The Emerging Church is filled with no-nonsense, realistic advice on the pitfalls and possibilities of following the vision of the emerging Christian way.

Nudged by an evolutionary Spirit and drawn by the love of Christ into an emerging future, the church of the loving and living Christ may be the "best kept secret of our day." In The Emerging Church, Bruce Sanguin shares "the secret" with anyone and everyone willing to listen.

 

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Contents

Chapter One
19
Appendix 1
199
Appendix 2
200
Appendix 3
201

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Page 11 - I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot.
Page 23 - The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.

About the author (2008)

Bruce Sanguin is a minister of Canadian Memorial Church & Centre for Peace in Vancouver, BC. He has been a United Church minister for over eighteen years. Bruce is also the author of If Darwin Prayed, Darwin, Divinity and the Dance of the Cosmos, and The Advance of Love along with various other titles.

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