Wednesday, November 15, 2006

What I'm Reading

The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations
by Dan Kimball...

...this was recommended to me by a friend...aside from discovering that I am apparently "postmodern" (click here and scroll down to the term for a workable, if imperfect, definition), I am also discovering that my "ministry philosophy", which has at times looked "old", is actually pretty current and, excitingly, forward thinking...a good read so far - affirming and challenging...


The Pendragon by Catherine Christian...

...I actually read this Arthurian piece years ago and am taking another look at it now...a good distraction to settle my mind...it's one of the better Arthurian novels out there (though it can be difficult to find nowadays), and mixes Malory's take with a real Dark Ages flavor...highly recommended...


Luke 1 - 2

...to spiritually prepare for the busy-ness of Christmas, I've been prayerfully reading these two chapters in multiple translations.

6 comments:

Brett said...

Thanks for resurrecting my picture!!!

Keith McIlwain said...

Anytime.

gavin richardson said...

emerging church book is good, but when it comes to how dan illustrates some points from his own congregation experience is where people often get confused to think that 'this is what one does if they are emergent.' partly why the 'emerging worship' book should actually be called vintage faith, as it represents much of one communities experiences.

Keith McIlwain said...

Good point; I haven't quite finished it yet, but I'll keep that in mind.

Brett said...

I'm with Gavin. The other comment I might make is that, like Warren and Hybels and many others, Kimball basically says "now this isn't how you do emergent church" and then proceeds to tell us how to do emergent church. Nonetheless, I believe it to be a very good starting point to understanding a revolutionary generation.

Nathan said...

Keith,
it's a good book, just finished it about a month ago. A good starter book for someone who is exploring the Emergent "Movement". A big mistake I think would be for someone like Gavin said to say "this is what one does if they are emergent".

Grace and peace!