Andrew Jones
Building church (subscription – lots of articles)
Cedar Ridge Community Church
Ecclesia (the emergent movement site)
Friend of Missional
Jacob’s Well
Jonny Baker
Lark News
Rudy Carrasco
Sivin Kit
Solomon’s Porch

Thunderstruck a truck stop for the soul – putting the pop back in culture (funky American news, not about emergent church but same “flavor”)
Tim Conder
Tim Keel
Todd Hunter
Tony Jones
Vintage Faith
Youth Specialties Youth work materials – tons of articles

Blogs Posts

Emergers on Abortion: Where Do You Stand?
First Ever Emerging Study Bible? The Poverty and Justice Bible
Understanding the Postmodern Mind and the Emerging Church by C. Michael Patton
Would the Real Emerger Please Stand Up? by C. Michael Patton


Emergent Evangelism,” Christianity Today. 11 (2004): 42-43.
Emerging Church Movement,” Wikipedia. No pages. Cited 25 November 2006. Online:
Emergents, Meet Saints! The wave of the future needs the wisdom of the past. CT /2005/septemberl
Emerging Solutions–and Problems D. A. Carson’s theological analysis of Brian McLaren, et al.
Everything Hasn’t Changed An apocalyptic Brian McLaren strives to reframe Jesus and discipleship.
Five Streams of the Emerging Church Key elements of the most controversial and misunderstood movement in the church today.
Is It Wrong-Headed to Translate the Gospel for Culture? Christian History Corner takes on the Christ and culture debate. CT /2005/october
Rethinking Church in an Emergent Salon Rising from the Ashes asks about the impact of alternative worship on the mainline church. CT /2008/january
Technology and the Gospel Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren, and others weigh in on worship and evangelism in a plugged-in age.
The Emergent Mystique The ’emerging church’ movement has generated a lot of excitement but only a handful of congregations. Is it the wave of the future or a passing fancy? CT/2004/novemberl
Weblog: Has Emergent Emerged? CT /2003

Bader-Saye, Scott. “The Emergent Matrix,” Christian Century. 11/30/2004, 20-27
Carson, D.A. “The Emerging Church.” Modern Reformation Magazine July – August 2005.
Cleaveland, Adam B. Emergent Postmoderns: Who Are They And What Is Their Biblical Hermeneutic? 2005
Crouch, Andy. “The Emergent Mystique.” Christianity Today. November (2004): 37-41. Cited 27 November 2006.
Cryder, Christian. Exploring the Emerging Movement: a Summary and Critique (2005) 14 page academic paper)
Garver, S. Joel. “D. A. Carson on Postmodernism,” La Salle University. (8 December 2004).
Grenz, Stanley. “An Agenda for Evangelical Theology in the Postmodern Context.” Didaskalia. 2 (1998): 1-16.
Heaton, Terry L. 10 Questions for Brian Mclaren Donata Communications, 2005.
Hiebert, Jared. “Shaping Evangelical Theology: The Postmodern Turn.” Didaskalia. 13 (2002) 1-23.
Holdren, David W. “The emerging church,” Wesleyan Advocate. 162 (January 2004): 10-11.
Jethani, Skye. “How Emergent Are You? Mclaren’s Seven Layers of the Emergent Conversation.” 2005.
Jones, Tony. “Emerging Practices in the Emerging Church.” Paper presented at the Faithful Practices Research Conference, Princeton Theological Seminary. Princeton, NJ. (March 27, 2006): 1-10.
Jue, Jeffrey, “What’s Emerging in the Church?” from
Kjos, BeritEmerging “Christianity” Breaking Out of the box From Gnostic Roots to Occult Revival Who defines the Kingdom of God? 2006
McKnight, Scot. “What is the Emerging Church? and Misnomers Surrounding the Emerging Church.” Paper presented at the Fall Contemporary Issues Conference at Westminster Theological Seminary. Glenside, Penn. (October 26, 2006): 1-30.
McLaren, Brian “The Strategy We Pursue.” A Paper presented to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for the 2004 roundtable. Found at
McLaren, Brian. “The Church Emerging & Mainline Theological Education,” Lecture at Princeton Theological Seminary. Princeton, NJ. October 19, 2005.
McQuilkin, Robertson and Bradford Mullen. “The Impact of Postmodern Thinking on Evangelical Hermeneutics.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society. 40 (1997): 69-82.
Oltz, Samuel F. The Hermeneutic Of Brian Mclaren: Suspicion And Peril (2005) 48 page academic paper, Cedarville University.
Rowell, Andrew D. Gibbs and Bolger’s Emerging Churches Focuses Almost Exclusively on Small House Churches. March 5 2006.
Rowell, Andrew Innovative Ecclesiological Practices: Emerging Churches In Dialogue With Dietrich Bonhoeffer (46 page adademic paper, good analysis of movement)
Rozko, J.R. Restoring Hope to the Church in Western Culture: Exploring the Relationship Between Culture, Theology, and the Church(2006) 374 page academic paper, Fuller Theological Seminary.
Rutter, John Mark A Comparison Of Traditional And Emergent Small Group Ministry Approaches (2006) 26 page masters thesis.
Sinitiere, Phil “Baldblogging on the Emerging Church,” Part 5. Oct.29/05.
Warwick, B. Spiritual Direction, The Kingdom, And The Emerging Church


NOTE: See also Outreach > Evangelism > To Secular / Post moderns (the section of the biblio on ministry in post modern contexts.

NOTE: most deal with the Emergent movement, a few are more general on postmodernism, etc..

Anderson, Ray S. An Emergent Theology for Emerging Churches (Aug 30, 2006)
Beckwith, Ivy. Postmodern Children’s Ministry: Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church (Emergent YS) (Sep 1, 2004)
Bell, Rob. Velvet Elvis : repainting the Christian faith
Brewin, Kester. Signs of Emergence: A Vision for Church That Is Always Organic/ Networked/ Decentralized/ Bottom-U… Evolving (emersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith) (Jul 1, 2007)
Burke, John. No Perfect People Allowed: Creating A Come As You Are Culture in the Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
Burke, Spencer, Todd Hunter, Tony Jones, and Chris Seay Stories of Emergence: Moving from Absolute to Authentic (Emergent YS) (Feb 21, 2003)
Butler-Bass, Diana. The Practicing Congregation: Imaging a New Old Church. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute. 2004.
Carson, D. A. Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its ImplicationsGrand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
Celek, Tim, and Dieter Zander. Inside the Soul of a New Generation. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 1996.
Coupland, Douglas. Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1991.
Creps, Earl. Off-Road Disciplines: Spiritual Adventures of Missional Leaders. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.
Cunningham, Sarah. Dear Church: Letters from a Disillusioned Generation (Aug 1, 2006)
Dean, Kenda Creasy. Practicing Passion: Youth and the Quest for a Passionate Church. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.
DeYoung, Kevin, Ted Kluck, and David F. Wells. Why We’re Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be (April 1, 2008)
Driscoll, Mark. The Radical Reformission : Reaching Out Without Selling Out
Driscoll, Mark. Confessions Of A Reformission Rev. : Hard Lessons From An Emerging Missional Church
Frazee, Randy. The Connecting Church. Grand Rapids: Zo ndervan, 2001.
Gibbs, Eddie & Ryan K. Bolger. Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005.
Groeschel, Craig Confessions Of A Pastor
Guder, Darrell, ed. Missional Church: A Vision for the Sending of the Church in North America. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998.
Hunsberger, GR and C Van Gelder. The Church Between Gospel And Culture: The Emerging Mission In North America – Eerdmans Pub Co., 1996.
Jones, Tony. The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier (Mar 3, 2008)
Keel, Tim. Intuitive Leadership: Embracing a Paradigm of Narrative, Metaphor, and Chaos (emersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith) (Oct 1, 2007)
Kimball, Dan. They Like Jesus but Not the Church: Insights from Emerging Generations
Kimball, Dan. Emerging Worship: Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations . Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. (192 pages)
Kimball, Dan. The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations ..Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. (272 pages)
Lewis, Robert, and Rob Wilkins. The Church of Irresistible Influence. Grand Rapids , Mich.: Zondervan Publishing House, 2001.
Long, Jimmy. Generating Hope: A Strategy for Reaching the Postmodern Generation. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1997.
McCallum, Dennis. The Death of Truth: Responding to Multiculturalism, the Rejection of Reason and the New Postmodern Diversity (Jan 1, 1996)
McKinley, Rick. This Beautiful Mess
McLaren, Brian D. The Last Word And The Word After That : A Tale Of Faith, Doubt, And A New Kind Of Christianity
McLaren, Brian D. A New Kind Of Christian : A Tale Of Two Friends On A Spiritual Journey
McLaren, Brian D. A Generous ortHodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblical, Charismatic/Contemplative, Fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Green, Incarnational, Depressed-yet-Hopeful, Emergent, Unfinished Christian. El Cajon, CA; Grand Rapids, MI: Emergent YS; Zondervan, 2004. (297 pages)
McLaren, Brian D. and Tony Campolo. Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture Controlled Church Neutered the GospelGrand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2003.
McLaren, Brian. A New Kind of Christian. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.
McLaren, Brian. More Ready Than You Realize. Zondervan, 2002. 192 pages.
McLaren, Brian. The Church On The Other Side : Doing Ministry In The Postmodern Matrix. Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2000.
McLaren, Brian. The Story We Find Ourselves In . Jossey_Bass, 2003. 192 pages.
Metz, Johannes Emergent Church; The Future Of Christianity In A Postbourgeois World (Mar 26, 1986)
Miller, Donald. Blue Like Jazz : Nonreligious Thoughts On Christian Spirituality . Nashville: T. Nelson. 2003.
Miller, Donald. Emergent Patterns Of Congregational Life And Leadership In The Developing World: Personal Reflections From A Research Odyssey (Pulpit And Pew Research Reports) (2003)
Murray, Stuart. Church After Christendom. London: Paternoster Press, 2005.
Myers, Joseph R. Organic Community: Creating a Place Where People Naturally Connect (emersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith) (May 1, 2007)
Pagitt, Doug and Tony Jones. An Emergent Manifesto of Hope (emersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith) (April 1, 2007)
Pagitt, Doug. Church Re-Imagined: The Spiritual Formation of People in Communities of Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
Pagitt, Doug. Preaching Re-Imagined : The Role Of The Sermon In Communities Of Faith. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005.
Penner, Myron B. Ed. Christianity and the Postmodern Turn. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2005.
Rabey, Steve. In Search of Authentic Faith: How Emerging Generations Are Transforming the Church. 1st ed. Colorado Springs, Colo.: Waterbrook Press, 2001.
Rollins, Peter. How (Not) To Speak Of God
Samson, Will and Lisa Samson. Justice in the Burbs: Being the Hands of Jesus Wherever You Live (emersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith) (Aug 1, 2007)
Smith, R. Scott. Truth and the New Kind of Christian: The Emerging Effects of Postmodernism in the Church. Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2005.
Stetzer, Ed. Breaking the Missional Code: Your Church Can Become a Missionary in Your Community
Stetzer, Ed. Planting New Churches in a Postmodern Age. Nashville, Tenn.: Broadman & Holman, 2003.
Sweet, Leonard. The Gospel According To Starbucks : Living With A Grande Passion
Sweet, Leonard, Brian McLaren and Jerry Haselmayer. A is for Abductive: The Language of the Emerging Church. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003. (338 pages)
Sweet, Leonard, Brian McLaren and Jerry Haselmayer. Carpe Manana: Is Your Church Ready to Seize Tomorrow?Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. (208 pages)
Sweet, Leonard, Brian McLaren and Jerry Haselmayer. Postmodern Pilgrims: First Century Passion for the 21st Century Church. Broadman & Holman, 2000. (224 pages)
Taylor, Steve. The Out of Bounds Church?: Learning to Create a Community of Faith in a Culture of Change (Emergent Ys). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2005.
Tomlinson, Dave. The Post-Evangelical. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003.
Towns, Elmer L., and Ed Stetzer. Perimeters of Light: Biblical Boundaries for the Emerging Church. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2004.
Towns, Elmer L., and Warren Bird. Into the Future: Turning Today’s Church Trends into Tomorrow’s Opportunities. Grand Rapids, Mich.: F.H. Revell, 2000.
Webb, Heather. Small Group Leadership as Spiritual Direction: Practical Ways to Blend an Ancient Art into Your Contemporary Community. El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties, 2005.
Yaconelli, Mike. Stories of Emergence: Moving from Absolute to Authentic. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.

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