11C Emergent/Progressive Publishing Industry

On This Page:

  • Literary Agents and Agencies, Publishing Imprints and Conglomerates
  • Chronology of Publishers and Publications for Emergent/Progressive Authors
  • ēmersion Emergent Village Resources Series, Published by Baker Books, 2007-2011
  • Books from Emergent Village Board of Director Members (2003-2008)
  • Books from Emergent Village Council Members (2009-2012)
  • Books from Select Other Emergent Movement Authors

NOTES: When a book has been released in multiple formats over time, I try to use the earliest release date consistently. Typically, that is for a hardcover edition. That, combined with the fact that books from major publishers are often scheduled for release from 6 to 12 months after they are written, is helpful for dating the contents to a year or more before the actual publication date. In some topics, that wouldn’t make a difference. But when looking at the unfolding history of a movement, and trying to determine in retrospect what issues were prominent at particular times, the time lag between writing and publishing helps researchers keep a more accurate timeline in mind.

Also, a special thanks to Becky Garrison, my investigative journalist friend, for sharing her knowledge of movements within contemporary Christianity, and of the Christian publishing industry. Her insights helped me analyze and interpret patterns I was seeing in the framework of the Emergent/Progressive Industrial Complex.

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Literary Agents and Agencies,

Publishing Imprints and Conglomerates

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NOTE: The following section repeats verbatim the material on publishing found on page 11D My Initial Findings: Dominant Entities and Influential Individuals in the Emergent/Progressive Industrial Complex. I’ve have repeated it here to help fill out the larger context of literary agents/agencies, imprints, and publishing conglomerates that have ended up being closely related with Emergent/Progressive Christian authors.

3. PUBLISHING

  • Key Agents and Agencies: Creative Trust, Daniel Literary Group
  • Early Era Publishing Partners: Zondervan/Youth Specialties; Baker Books;
  • Recent Era Publishing Partners: Thomas Nelson, HarperOne, Convergent, Augsburg Sparkhouse Animate, Jericho Books

Introduction. The Christian publishing industry has changed significantly since the beginnings of the emerging ministry movement in the mid-1990s, especially with huge secular publishing conglomerates absorbing some major Christian publishing houses. This seems to have ratcheted up the importance of authors being (or becoming) a known commodity with a “platform.” Translation: Must have sizeable following through blogging, social media, book sales, speaking events, endorsements. In other words, be a marketable celebrity who is considered a theological thought leader and/or ministry role model. Unfortunately, the realities of a virtual world can mean someone is a celebrity without much of a real-world ministry.

In the current publishing industry that produces books for Christian audiences, certain literary agents and agencies (which help authors’ books find a publishing home), and book imprints, seem to have surfaced as most attractive for Emergent/Progressive authors. This article shares some of what I’ve learned in my studies on that topic.

Key Agents and Agencies: Creative Trust, Daniel Literary Group

Creative Trust. Creative Trust, Inc., Entertainment and Literary Management was founded in 1989 as an entertainment management company. It is especially important in the Emergent/Progressive publishing industry primarily for the work of Kathy Helmers, Managing Partner for the Creative Trust Literary Group. She is the literary agent for Tony Jones, Brian McLaren, Donald Miller, Philip Yancey, and others. Tony Jones and Brian McLaren are two absolutely central people in the entire Emergent/Progressive Movement. They, plus Philip Yancey, are regulars at the Wild Goose Festival. And Donald Miller would probably be considered at least post-Emerging or missional and so part of the overall paradigms found in the emerging ministry movement.

Also, Kathy Helmers posted a Statement in Support of Tony Jones on the WhyTony Scribd site. (The WhyTony statements were all removed February 21, 2015, but her Statement has been preserved elsewhere.) In it, she notes that she has served at Tony Jones’ literary agent for at least 10 years. He writes about her on two blog posts from September 2013: Manuscript Monday: Working With an Agent, and 10 Tips for Working with a Literary Agent.

Brian McLaren also writes with gratitude about his relationship with Kathy Helmers as his agent.

Kathy Helmers is my literary agent. Again in 2011, she has given me invaluable guidance in the understanding and functioning in the publishing world, irreplaceable guidance as a writer, and deeply appreciated friendship through it all. Thanks, Kathy, and thanks to everyone at Creative Trust.

Given that the lag time between submission of a manuscript and its release is typically a minimum of six months to a year, Brian McLaren may have been referring to her work related to titles of his released in 2012: Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, & Mohammed Cross the Road? Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World (Jericho Books; September 11, 2012) and Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words (HarperOne; September 25, 2012).

Daniel Literary Group. When Tony Jones was looking for an agent in the early 2000 decade, he met Greg Daniel, who was then an editor. After an extensive conversation with Daniel, Jones told him that he should become an agent, which he did, founding the Daniel Literary Group in Nashville, TN, in early 2007. Before that, he had worked at Thomas Nelson Publishers at an executive level with W Publishing Group, “A non-fiction imprint of Thomas Nelson with a focus on memoirs, help and hope for doing life better, and leading pastoral voices, with select practical living.”

According to a February 1, 2013, Wisconsin Gazette article, Jesus is Getting a Makeover by New Publishers, by Linda Bryant:

Some of the writers Daniel works with are what he calls “top progressive Christian authors,” including [Matthew Paul] Turner, Peter Rollins, Sara Miles, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Justin Lee, Doug Pagitt and Sharon Baker. (Emphasis in the original.)

For an extensive list of Daniel Literary Group clients, compiled from details throughout their entire website, and other articles, see page 11B Elements in the Emergent/Progressive Industrial Complex.

Early Era Publishing Partners: Zondervan/Youth Specialties, Baker Books

Look at the section on Chronology of Publishers and Publications for Emergent/Progressive Authors to see what publishers were releasing books by emerging or Emergent/Progressive authors, and when, and how many. In the early years of the 2000 decade, most publishers did a book or two, perhaps a few. Two publishers had stronger commitments:

Zondervan/Youth Specialties, which had a publishing partnership from the 1970s until Zondervan bought Youth Specialties outright in 2007. They published eight of the 11 books between 2003-2006 that featured Emergent authors. (Some of the books had multiple contributors from the emerging and Emergent streams.) Zondervan/Youth Specialties is also important for their sponsorship of the National Pastors Convention (NPC) from 2001-2009, and many of the emerging/Emergent authors they published were also featured speakers at the NPC events.

Baker Books, which was the only publisher to develop an Emergent Village imprint. From 2007 through 2011, Baker Books published a series of 12 volumes in their ēmersion Emergent Village Resources Series. These feature many authors that became relatively well known in the Emergent/Progressive Movement.

Recent Era Publishing Partners: Thomas Nelson, HarperOne, Convergent, Augsburg Sparkhouse Animate, Jericho Books

Overview. At the same time as “platform” was becoming a more prominent factor in an author getting published, some key theological issues have further segmented the North American Church, and that affected where an author was more likely to get published. I found this Christianity Today article relevant in reflecting on that reality: Not So Convergent: Leading Publisher Separates How Evangelical and Progressive Books Are Made. The color-coded chart in it is particularly helpful in seeing who publishes for what audiences: Evangelical, Catholic, Mainline/Progressive, and Broadly Spiritual. When we look at the past five years or so of publishing Emergent/Progressive authors, we see that fewer are being published by traditional Evangelical imprints (like Thomas Nelson) though it is still publishing significant numbers of Emergent/Progressive authors. And more are beginning to be published by the Mainline/Progressive imprints (like Jericho Books and the very recent Convergent Books) and Broadly Spiritual imprints (like HarperOne).

There may deeper patterns at work here, such that certain publishers are more amenable to particular authors depending on how radically progressive they are or aren’t. At any rate, that will be something to watch in tracking the continuing theological development of the merged post-evangelical Emergent branch with mainline Progressive branch.

Augsburg Sparkhouse Animate. Augsburg Sparkhouse Animate was a three-part DVD/book project for Augsburg Fortress publishing house, managed by Tony Jones. (See the comparison chart of the three parts, which lists the groups involved with each.) The release dates for the segments in the system were: Animate Faith (July 12, 2012), Animate Bible (July 31, 2013), and Animate Practices (July 28, 2014).

Convergent Books. At least two clients of Daniel Literary Group have had books published by Convergent Books: Doug Pagitt and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Since, as of February 2015, Convergent Books has only published 13 authors, that is noteworthy.

Jericho Books. At least nine clients of Daniel Literary Group have had books published by Jericho Books: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Lillian Daniel, River Jordan, Justin Lee, Sara Miles, Jon M. Sweeney, Sarah Thebarge, Matthew Paul Turner, and Michal Woll. Also, at least two clients of Creative Trust literary agent Kathy Helmer have had books published by Jericho Books: Brian McLaren and Philip Yancey.

For more extensive background on Augsburg Sparkhouse, Convergent Books, Jericho Books, see the page 11B Elements in the Emergent/Progressive Industrial Complex.

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Chronology of Publishers and Publications

for Emergent/Progressive Authors

Publishing Analysis

Timeframe. Though the beginnings of the “emerging ministry movement” go back to the mid-1990s, the beginnings of what specifically became Emergent Village out of that started with brainstorming meetings in 2000. This list covers books Emergent-related authors from 2001 through those published or scheduled to be published in 2015 (as of February 25, 2015).

Authors. The following chronological list includes books written by members of the Emergent Village Board of Directors, Village Council, and select other authors who have been or become closely associated with the Emergent/Progressive movement. Though there are other authors who can be added to this list, I began with 16 who held an official top leadership capacity with Emergent Village, plus six others frequently featured in Emergent/Progressive Christian events. Categorized bibliographies for each of those groups appear after this chronological bibliography, and a list of authors in that group appears at the beginning of that section.

Number of Books, Authors, and Publishers. This list represents 113 books from 22 featured Emergent/Progressive authors, from 30 different publishers (some publishers used multiple imprints, such as Baker Academic and Baker Books).

Note: I have not yet been able to double check the lists and counts, so there may well be some errors. I will likely add more selected Emergent/Progressive authors, and will wait until then to do final subtotals and tallies.

Featured Emergent/Progressive Authors

  1. Jay Bakker (Pastor, Author, Speaker)
  2. Diana Butler Bass, Director 2006-2007
  3. Ivy Beckwith, Secretary 2006-2008
  4. Nadia Bolz-Weber (Pastor, Author, Speaker)
  5. Melvin Bray, Village Council Co-Convener 2009, (2010)
  6. Troy Bronsink, Village Council 2009, (2010), 2011
  7. Rudy Carrasco, Director 2006-2007
  8. Julie Clawson, Village Council 2009, (2010)
  9. Rachel Held Evans (Author, Speaker)
  10. Dwight Friesen, Village Council 2009, (2010)
  11. Tony Jones, Director 2003-2005; Foundation Manager and National Coordinator, 2006-2008
  12. Tim Keel, Director 2003-2007
  13. Heather Kirk-Davidoff, Director 2006-2008
  14. Brian McLaren, Director 2003-2008; Chairman 2006-2007
  15. Joe Myers, Vice Chairman 2007-2008
  16. Mark Oestreicher, Director 2006-2008; Chairman 2008
  17. Doug Pagitt, Director 2003-2005; Village Council 2012
  18. Peter Rollins (Author, Speaker)
  19. Mark Scandrette (Pastor, Author, Speaker)
  20. Chris Seay, Director 2003-2007/8
  21. Danielle Shroyer, Village Council Co-Convener 2009, (2010); 2012
  22. Phyllis Tickle (Author, Speaker)

Publishers and Number of Emergent Books Published

  1. Abingdon Press (2)
  2. Baker Academic (1)
  3. Baker Books (14)
  4. Canterbury Press (1)
  5. Chalice Press (1)
  6. Convergent Books (1)
  7. FaithWords (1)
  8. HarperCollins (1)
  9. HarperOne (6)
  10. Howard Books (3)
  11. InterVarsity Press (5)
  12. Jericho Books (7)
  13. JoPa Productions [1] + The JoPa Group [3] = (4)
  14. Jossey-Bass (10)
  15. Julie Clawson (1)
  16. Morehouse Education Resources (1)
  17. NavPress [3] + Th1nk/NavPress [2] = (5)
  18. Paraclete Press (8)
  19. Patheos Press (2)
  20. Pinon Press (1)
  21. Relevant Books (1)
  22. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2)
  23. Seabury Books (1)
  24. Shelter50 Publishing Collective LLC (1)
  25. Tarcher (1)
  26. Thomas Nelson (8)
  27. WaterBrook Press (1)
  28. Woodlake (1)
  29. Zondervan (11)
  30. Zondervan/Youth Specialties (11)

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2001 (3 books)

Publishers:

  • HarperCollins (1)
  • Jossey-Bass (1)
  • Zondervan/Youth Specialties (1)

Son of a Preacher Man: My Search for Grace in the Shadows, by Jay Bakker with Linden Gross (HarperCollins; January 9, 2001).

A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey, by Brian McLaren (Jossey-Bass; March 28, 2001).

Postmodern Youth Ministry, by Tony Jones (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; April 29, 2001). With contributions by Rudy Carrasco, Brad Cecil, Mark Driscoll, Dan Kimball, and Brian McLaren.

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2002 (3 books)

Publishers:

  • NavPress (1)
  • Tarcher (1)
  • Zondervan (1)

More Ready Than You Realize: The Power of Everyday Conversations, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan; January 1, 2002).

The Gospel According to Tony Soprano: An Unauthorized Look Into the Soul of TV’s Top Mob …, by Chris Seay (Tarcher; August 26, 2002).

The Tao of Enron: Spiritual Lessons from a Fortune 500 Fallout, by Chris Seay and Christopher Bryan (NavPress; December 1, 2002).

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2003 (7 books)

Publishers:

  • Pinon Press (1)
  • Th1nk/NavPress (2)
  • Zondervan (1)
  • Zondervan/Youth Specialties (3)

The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan; January 1, 2003).

Stories of Emergence: Moving from Absolute to Authentic, edited by Mike Yaconelli, with contributions by George R. Baum; Spencer Burke; Brad Cecil; James F. Engel; Tony Jones; Chris Seay; Chuck Smith, Jr.; and Frederica Mathewes-Green. (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; February 21, 2003).

Soul Shaper, by Tony Jones (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; June 3, 2003).

The Gospel Reloaded: Exploring Spirituality and Faith in The Matrix, by Chris Seay and Greg Garrett (Pinon Press; June 15, 2003).

Pray, by Tony Jones (Th1nk/NavPress; July 1, 2003).

Read. Think. Pray. Live. (TH1NK), by Tony Jones (Th1nk/NavPress Publishing Group; July 1, 2003).

The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups, by Joseph R. Myers (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; September 16, 2003).

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2004 (6 books)

Publishers:

  • Chalice Press (1)
  • Jossey-Bass (2)
  • Relevant Books (1)
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (1)
  • Zondervan (1)

Reimagining Spiritual Formation: A Week in the Life of an Experimental Church, by Doug Pagitt (Zondervan; February 1, 2004).

To Become One, by Chris Seay and Chad Karger (Relevant Books; April 2004).

Broken We Kneel: Reflections on Faith and Citizenship, by Diana Butler Bass and Jim Wallis (Jossey-Bass; April 30, 2004).

Talking Faith: An Eight Part Study on Growing & Sharing Your Faith, by Heather Kirk-Davidoff and Rev. Nancy Wood (Chalice Press; August 6, 2004).

The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church, by Diana Butler Bass (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; September 1, 2004).

Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community, by Diana Butler Bass (Jossey-Bass; October 12, 2004).

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2005 (6 books)

Publishers:

  • Rowman & Littlefield (1)
  • WaterBrook Press (1)
  • Zondervan (1)
  • Zondervan/Youth Specialties (3)

The Sacred Way: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life, by Tony Jones and Joe Caron (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; February 14, 2005).

Preaching Re-Imagined: The Role of the Sermon in Communities of Faith, by Doug Pagitt (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; August 16, 2005).

Church Re-Imagined: The Spiritual Formation of People in Communities of Faith, by Doug Pagitt (Zondervan; August 16, 2005).

Faith of My Fathers: Conversations with Three Generations of Pastors about Church, Ministry, …, by Chris Seay (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; August 29, 2005).

BodyPrayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God, by Doug Pagitt and Kathryn Prill; illustrations by Colleen Shealer (WaterBrook Press; November 15, 2005).

From Nomads to Pilgrims: Stories from Practicing Congregations, by Diana Butler Bass and J. Stewart-Sicking (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; December 30, 2005).

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2006 (8 books)

Publishers:

  • Abingdon Press (1)
  • HarperOne (1)
  • NavPress (1)
  • Paraclete Press (2)
  • Thomas Nelson (1)
  • Zondervan/Youth Specialties (2)

A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative …, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; February 1, 2006).

Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel, by Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; February 1, 2006).

You Converted Me: The Confessions of St. Augustine, by Tony Jones and Robert J. Edmonson (Paraclete Press; March 1, 2006).

Dare to Dive In!: Strategies & Resources for Involving Your Whole Church …, by Heather Kirk-Davidoff and Nancy Wood-Lyczak (Abingdon Press; May 1, 2006).

How (Not) to Speak of God, by Peter Rollins (Paraclete Press; August 1, 2006).

Divine Intervention: Encountering God through the Ancient Practice of Lectio Divina, by Tony Jones (NavPress; September 11, 2006).

Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith, by Diana Butler Bass (HarperOne; September 19, 2006).

The Voice of Acts: The Dust Off Their Feet: Lessons from the First Church, by Chris Seay (Thomas Nelson; October 17, 2006).

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2007 (11 books)

Publishers:

  • Baker Books (5)
  • Jossey-Bass (1)
  • Thomas Nelson (2)
  • Zondervan (3)

Finding Faith: A Search for What Makes Sense, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan; February 1, 2007).

Finding Faith: A Search for What is Real, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan; February 1, 2007).

Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches: Five Perspectives, by Doug Pagitt (Zondervan; February 1, 2007).

An Emergent Manifesto of Hope, edited by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones (Baker Books; April 1, 2007). Doug Pagitt, Mark Scandrette, Heather Kirk-Davidoff, Nanette Sawyer, Carla Barnhill, Troy Bronsink, Sherry and Geoff Maddock, Thomas Malcolm Olson, Tim Conder, Brian Mitchell, Adam Walker Cleaveland, Tony Jones, Ryan Bolger, Brian D. McLaren, Will Samson, Barry Taylor, Sally Morgenthaler, Samir Selmanovic, Dwight J. Friesen, Dan Kimball, Tim Keel, Chris Erdman, Rodolpho Carrasco, Karen E. Sloan, Deborah and Ken Loyd, Anthony Smith, and Randy Woodley.

The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything, by Brian McLaren (Thomas Nelson; April 3, 2007).

Soul Graffiti: Making a Life in the Way of Jesus, by Mark Scandrette (Jossey-Bass; April 20, 2007).

Organic Community:Creating a Place Where People Naturally Connect, by Joseph R. Myers (Baker Books; May 1, 2007).

Justice in the Burbs: Being the Hands of Jesus Wherever You Live, by Will and Lisa Samson (Baker Books; August 1, 2007).

Signs of Emergence: A Vision for Church That is Always Organic/Networked/Decentralized/Bottom-Up/Communal/Flexible/Always Evolving, by Kester Brewin (Baker Books; August 1, 2007).

Intuitive Leadership: Embracing a Paradigm of Narrative, Metaphor, and Chaos, by Tim Keel (Baker Books; October 1, 2007).

Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope, by Brian McLaren (Thomas Nelson; October 2, 2007).

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2008 (10 books)

Publishers:

  • Baker Books (1)
  • Jossey-Bass (4)
  • NavPress (1)
  • Paraclete Press (1)
  • Seabury Books (1)
  • Thomas Nelson (1)
  • Zondervan/Youth Specialties (1)

The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier, by Tony Jones (Jossey-Bass; March 3, 2008).

The Last Word and the Word after That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity, by Brian McLaren (Jossey-Bass; April 18, 2008).

The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian, by Brian McLaren (Jossey-Bass; April 18, 2008).

A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey, by Brian McLaren (Jossey-Bass; April 18, 2008).

Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices, by Brian McLaren (Thomas Nelson; May 6, 2008).

The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief, by Peter Rollins (Paraclete Press; June 1, 2008).

Ask, Seek, Knock: Prayers to Change Your Life, by Tony Jones (NavPress; July 28, 2008).

Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 hours of Christian Television, by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Seabury Books; September 1, 2008).

The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why, by Phyllis Tickle (Baker Books; October 1, 2008).

Youth Ministry 3.0: A Manifesto of Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go, by Mark Oestreicher (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; November 25, 2008).

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2009 (14 books)

Publishers:

  • Baker Books (4)
  • Canterbury Press (1)
  • HarperOne (1)
  • InterVarsity Press (1)
  • Jossey-Bass (2)
  • Paraclete Press (2)
  • Thomas Nelson (2)
  • Zondervan (1)

Make Poverty Personal: Taking the Poor as Seriously as the Bible Does, by Ash Barker (Baker Books; February 1, 2009).

Evaluating Fresh Expressions: Explorations in Emerging Church, by Peter Rollins, Nelstrop, Louise, Martyn (Canterbury Press; February 20, 2009).

A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story, by Diana Butler Bass (HarperOne; March 3, 2009).

The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible Tales, by Peter Rollins (Paraclete Press; April 3, 2009).

A Christianity Worth Believing: Hope-filled, Open-armed, Alive-and-well Faith for the Left Out, …, by Doug Pagitt (Jossey-Bass; April 20, 2009).

Free for All: Rediscovering the Bible in Community, by Tim Conder and Daniel Rhodes (Baker Books; August 1, 2009).

Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices, by Julie Clawson (IVP Books; August 25, 2009).

Everything Must Change: When the World’s Biggest Problems and Jesus’ Good News Collide, by Brian McLaren (Thomas Nelson; September 1, 2009). [Paperback edition with revised subtitle.]

The Justice Project, by Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting Seeber (Baker Books; September 1, 2009).

Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?, by Chris Seay, Rick McKinley, and Greg Holder (Zondervan; September 28, 2009).

The Boundary-Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise, by Danielle Shroyer (Jossey-Bass; October 5, 2009).

Thy Kingdom Connected: What the Church Can Learn from Facebook, the Internet, and Other Networks, by Dwight J. Friesen (Baker Books; November 1, 2009).

The Teaching of the Twelve: Believing & Practicing Primitive Christianity … Didache Community, by Tony Jones (Paraclete Press; December 1, 2009).

The Gospel According to Lost, by Chris Seay (Thomas Nelson; December 29, 2009).

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2010 (5 books)

Publishers:

  • Baker Books (1)
  • HarperOne (1)
  • Thomas Nelson (1)
  • Zondervan (2)

Formational Children’s Ministry: Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, & Relationship, by Ivy Beckwith (Baker Books; January 1, 2010).

A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions that are Transforming the Faith, by Brian McLaren (HarperOne; February 9, 2010).

Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions, by Rachel Held Evans (Zondervan; June 26, 2010).

The Gospel According to Jesus: A Faith that Restores All Things, by Chris Seay (Thomas Nelson; September 28, 2010).

Routes and Radishes: And Other Things to Talk about at the Evangelical Crossroads, by Dwight Friesen, et al (Zondervan; October 26, 2010).

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2011 (6 books)

Publishers:

  • Baker Books (1)
  • FaithWords (1)
  • Howard Books (1)
  • InterVarsity Press (1)
  • The JoPa Group (1)
  • JoPa Productions (1)

Fall to Grace: A Revolution of God, Self & Society, by Jay Bakker with Martin Edlund (FaithWords; January 12, 2011).

Church in the Present Tense: A Candid Look at What’s Emerging, by Scot McKnight, Peter Rollins, Kevin Corcoran, and Jason Clark (Baker Books; February 1, 2011).

Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love, by Mark Scandrette (IVP Books; May 27, 2011).

The Church is Flat: The Relational Ecclisiology of the Emerging Church Movement, by Tony Jones (JoPa Productions, LLC; August 8, 2011).

There Are Two Marriages: A Manifesto on Marriage, by Tony Jones (Kindle; The JoPa Group; September 14, 2011).

Insurrection: To Believe Is Human To Doubt, Divine, by Peter Rollins (Howard Books; October 4, 2011).

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2012 (13 books)

Publishers:

  • Baker Academic (1)
  • Baker Books (2)
  • Julie Clawson (1)
  • HarperOne (2)
  • InterVarsity Press (1)
  • Jericho Books (1)
  • The JoPa Group (1)
  • Paraclete Press (1)
  • Patheos Press (1)
  • Thomas Nelson (2)

A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor, by Chris Seay and Lysa Terkeurst (Baker Books; January 1, 2012).

Letters to a Future Church: Words of Encouragement and Prophetic Appeals, edited by Chris Lewis. Includes a letter by Peter Rollins. (IVP Books; February 10, 2012).

Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening, by Diana Butler Bass (HarperOne; February 14, 2012).

The Hunger Games and the Gospel: Bread, Circuses, and the Kingdom of God, by Julie Clawson (Patheos Press; March 5, 2012).

A Better Atonement: Beyond the Depraved Doctrine of Original Sin, by Tony Jones (Kindle; The JoPa Group; March 18, 2012).

Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters, by Phyllis Tickle (Baker Books; September 1, 2012).

Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, & Mohammed Cross the Road? Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World, by Brian McLaren (Jericho Books; September 11, 2012).

Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words, by Brian McLaren (HarperOne; September 25, 2012).

The Power of Your Story Conversation Guide, by Ben Arment, Leonard Sweet, Chris Seay, Pete Wilson, and Ginny Owens (Thomas Nelson; October 9, 2012).

A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master,” by Rachel Held Evans (Thomas Nelson; October 30, 2012).

Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers, by Troy Bronsink (Paraclete Press; November 1, 2012).

The Gospel after Christendom: New Voices, New Cultures, New Expressions, edited by Ryan K. Bolger. Includes a number of recognized emerging and Emergent authors: Peter Aschoff, Kelly Bean, Ryan K. Bolger, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Troy Bronsink, Graham Cray, Darren Cronshaw, Tobias Faix, Dwight J. Friesen, Oscar García-Johnson, Eddie Gibbs, Steve Hollinghurst, Mark MacDonald, Ian Mobsby, MaryKate Morse, Andreas Østerlund Nielsen, Stefan Paas, Paul Roberts, Mark Scandrette, Osías Segura-Guzmáan, Ruth Skree, Richard Sudworth, Eileen Suico, Steve Taylor, Blayne Waltrip, Ralph Watkins, Nico-Dirk van Loo, Markus Weimer, Bob Whitesel, and Eric Zander. (Baker Academic; November 1, 2012).

Celebrating the Light: Reflections for the Sundays of Advent, by Julie Clawson (Kindle; Julie Clawson; November 12, 2012).

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2013 (8 books)

Publishers:

  • Howard Books (1)
  • InterVarsity Press (1)
  • Jericho Books (2)
  • The JoPa Group (1)
  • Morehouse Education Resources (1)
  • Patheos Press (1)
  • Woodlake (1)

The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction, by Peter Rollins (Howard Books; January 1, 2013).

Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God, by Jay Bakker with Andy Meisenheimer (Jericho Books; February 12, 2013).

Questions That Haunt Christianity: Volume 1, by Tony Jones (Kindle; The JoPa Group; March 24, 2013).

Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most, by Mark and Lisa Scandrette (IVP Books; July 8, 2013).

Faith Forward: A Dialogue on Children, Youth, and A New Kind of Christianity, edited by Melvin Bray and David Csinos (Woodlake; August 14, 2013).

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint, by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Jericho Books; September 10, 2013).

Embracing Spiritual Awakening Guide: Diana Butler Bass on the Dynamics of Experiential Faith, by Diana Butler Bass with Tim Scorer (Morehouse Education Resources; September 20, 2013).

The Hunger Games and the Gospel, by Julie Clawson (Patheos Press, October 9, 2013).

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2014 (9 books)

Publishers:

  • Abingdon Press (1)
  • InterVarsity Press (1)
  • Jericho Books (4)
  • Paraclete Press (1)
  • Zondervan (1)
  • Zondervan/Youth Specialties (1)

Phyllis Tickle: Evangelist of the Future, edited by Tony Jones (Paraclete Press; February 1, 2014).

The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming …, by Dwight Friesen, Paul Sparks, and Tim Soerens (IVP Books; April 4, 2014).

Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions, by Rachel Held Evans (Zondervan; April 8, 2014).

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation, by Brian McLaren (Jericho Books; June 10, 2014).

Evangelism in the Inventive Age, by Doug Pagitt (Abingdon Press; August 19, 2014).

Church in the Inventive Age, by Doug Pagitt (Abingdon Press; August 19, 2014).

Community in the Inventive Age, by Doug Pagitt (Abingdon Press; August 19, 2014).

Preaching in the Inventive Age, by Doug Pagitt (Abingdon Press; August 19, 2014).

Postmodern Children’s Ministry: Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church (emergentYS), by Ivy Beckwith (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; August 29, 2014).

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2015 (5 books)

Publishers:

  • Convergent Books (1)
  • HarperOne (1)
  • Howard Books (1)
  • Paraclete Press (1)
  • Shelter50 Publishing Collective LLC (1)

The Divine Magician: The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith, by Peter Rollins (Howard Books; January 20, 2015).

It Spooks: Living in response to an unheard call, by John D. Caputo (Shelter50 Publishing Collective LLC; February 12, 2015). Essay contributions by Brian McLaren and Peter Rollins.

Flipped: The Provocative Truth That Changes Everything We Know About God, by Doug Pagitt (Convergent Books; February 17, 2015).

Did God Kill Jesus?: Searching for Love in History’s Most Famous Execution, by Tony Jones(HarperOne; March 24, 2015)

Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminating the Lord’s Prayer in the Holy Land, by Danielle Shroyer and Rose Carter (Paraclete Press; October 1, 2015).

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ēmersion Emergent Village Resources Series,

Published by Baker Books, 2007-2011

INTRODUCTION: From 2007 through 2011, Baker Books published 12 books in a series called ēmersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith. They are listed here in order by publication date. Only the first published of either paperback or hardcover version is listed here, though almost all have eBook editions available. (See the ēmersion site for details.) Many of the authors here were directly associated with Emergent Village (e.g., serving on the Board of Directors, Village Council, or Coordinating Committee). Others are more known in other circles within evangelicalism and missional ministries.

This series is particularly helpful for showing the range of interests within the Emergent Movement, including leadership, theology, justice, and arts – themes which go back to key concerns expressed in the beginnings of the even earlier emerging ministry movement. It also includes works tracing the history of emergence, experiments in community, and explorations in new ways of ministry for postmodern generations and beyond.

1. An Emergent Manifesto of Hope, edited by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones (Baker Books; April 1, 2007). Contributors: Doug Pagitt, Mark Scandrette, Heather Kirk-Davidoff, Nanette Sawyer, Carla Barnhill, Troy Bronsink, Sherry and Geoff Maddock, Thomas Malcolm Olson, Tim Conder, Brian Mitchell, Adam Walker Cleaveland, Tony Jones, Ryan Bolger, Brian D. McLaren, Will Samson, Barry Taylor, Sally Morgenthaler, Samir Selmanovic, Dwight J. Friesen, Dan Kimball, Tim Keel, Chris Erdman, Rodolpho Carrasco, Karen E. Sloan, Deborah and Ken Loyd, Anthony Smith, and Randy Woodley.

2. Organic Community:Creating a Place Where People Naturally Connect, by Joseph R. Myers (May 1, 2007).

3. Justice in the Burbs: Being the Hands of Jesus Wherever You Live, by Will and Lisa Samson (August 1, 2007).

4. Signs of Emergence: A Vision for Church That is Always Organic/Networked/Decentralized/Bottom-Up/Communal/Flexible/Always Evolving, by Kester Brewin (August 1, 2007).

5. Intuitive Leadership: Embracing a Paradigm of Narrative, Metaphor, and Chaos, by Tim Keel (October 1, 2007).

6. The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why, by Phyllis Tickle (October 1, 2008).

7. Make Poverty Personal: Taking the Poor as Seriously as the Bible Does, by Ash Barker (February 1, 2009).

8. Free for All: Rediscovering the Bible in Community, by Tim Conder and Daniel Rhodes (August 1, 2009).

9. The Justice Project, by Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting Seeber (September 1, 2009).

10. Thy Kingdom Connected: What the Church Can Learn from Facebook, the Internet, and Other Networks, by Dwight J. Friesen (November 1, 2009).

11. Formational Children’s Ministry: Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, & Relationship, by Ivy Beckwith (January 1, 2010).

12. Church in the Present Tense: A Candid Look at What’s Emerging, by Scot McKnight, Peter Rollins, Kevin Corcoran, and Jason Clark (February 1, 2011).

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Books from Emergent Village

Board of Director Members (2003-2008)

Emergent Board of Directors Members/Officers 2003-2008

For charts and additional details, see page 08 Organizational: Official Profiles for Emergent Incorporated.

  • Diana Butler Bass, Director 2006-2007
  • Ivy Beckwith, Secretary 2006-2008
  • Rudy Carrasco, Director 2006-2007
  • Tony Jones, Director 2003-2005; Foundation Manager and National Coordinator, 2006-2008
  • Tim Keel, Director 2003-2007
  • Heather Kirk-Davidoff, Director 2006-2008
  • Brian McLaren, Director 2003-2008; Chairman 2006-2007
  • Joe Myers, Vice Chairman 2007-2008
  • Mark Oestreicher, Director 2006-2008; Chairman 2008
  • Doug Pagitt, Director 2003-2005
  • David Robertson, Director 2006-2007 [No publications listed.]
  • Chris Seay, Director 2003-2007/8
  • Karen Ward, Director 2006-2008 [No publications listed.]
  • Pamela Wilhelms, Director 2006-2008 [No publications listed.]
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Diana Butler Bass – Emergent Village Board Member (2006-2007)

Select titles with more direct relevant to Emergent distinctives.

1 Broken We Kneel: Reflections on Faith and Citizenship, by Diana Butler Bass and Jim Wallis (Jossey-Bass; April 30, 2004).

2 The Practicing Congregation: Imagining a New Old Church, by Diana Butler Bass (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; September 1, 2004).

3 Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community, by Diana Butler Bass (Jossey-Bass; October 12, 2004).

4 From Nomads to Pilgrims: Stories from Practicing Congregations, by Diana Butler Bass and J. Stewart-Sicking (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; December 30, 2005).

5 Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith, by Diana Butler Bass (HarperOne; September 19, 2006).

6 A People’s History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story, by Diana Butler Bass (HarperOne; March 3, 2009).

7 Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening, by Diana Butler Bass (HarperOne; February 14, 2012).

8 Embracing Spiritual Awakening Guide: Diana Butler Bass on the Dynamics of Experiential Faith, by Diana Butler Bass with Tim Scorer (Morehouse Education Resources; September 20, 2013).

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Ivy Beckwith – Emergent Village Board Member (2006-2008)

1 Postmodern Children’s Ministry: Ministry to Children in the 21st Century Church (emergentYS), by Ivy Beckwith (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; August 29, 20014).

2 Formational Children’s Ministry: Shaping Children Using Story, Ritual, & Relationship, by Ivy Beckwith (Baker Books; January 1, 2010).

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Rudy Carrasco – Emergent Village Board Member (2006-2007)

1 Postmodern Youth Ministry, by Tony Jones (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; April 29, 2001). With contributions by Rudy Carrasco, Brad Cecil, Mark Driscoll, Dan Kimball, and Brian McLaren.

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Tony Jones – Emergent Village Board Member (2003-2005);

Emergent Village National Coordinator (2005-2008)

Tony Jones has had 18 books published since 2001. Of those, he is listed as co-editor for one book, and co-author for two books.

1 Postmodern Youth Ministry, by Tony Jones (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; April 29, 2001). With contributions by Rudy Carrasco, Brad Cecil, Mark Driscoll, Dan Kimball, and Brian McLaren.

2 Stories of Emergence: Moving from Absolute to Authentic, by Tony Jones (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; February 21, 2003).

3 Soul Shaper, by Tony Jones (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; June 3, 2003).

4 Pray, by Tony Jones (Th1nk/NavPress; July 1, 2003).

5 Read. Think. Pray. Live. (TH1NK), by Tony Jones (NavPress Publishing Group; July 1, 2003).

6 The Sacred Way: Spiritual Practices for Everyday Life, by Tony Jones and Joe Caron (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; February 14, 2005).

7 You Converted Me: The Confessions of St. Augustine, by Tony Jones and Robert J. Edmonson (Paraclete Press; March 1, 2006).

8 Divine Intervention: Encountering God through the Ancient Practice of Lectio Divina, by Tony Jones (NavPress; September 11, 2006).

9 An Emergent Manifesto of Hope, edited by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones (Baker Books; April 1, 2007). Doug Pagitt, Mark Scandrette, Heather Kirk-Davidoff, Nanette Sawyer, Carla Barnhill, Troy Bronsink, Sherry and Geoff Maddock, Thomas Malcolm Olson, Tim Conder, Brian Mitchell, Adam Walker Cleaveland, Tony Jones, Ryan Bolger, Brian D. McLaren, Will Samson, Barry Taylor, Sally Morgenthaler, Samir Selmanovic, Dwight J. Friesen, Dan Kimball, Tim Keel, Chris Erdman, Rodolpho Carrasco, Karen E. Sloan, Deborah and Ken Loyd, Anthony Smith, and Randy Woodley.

10 The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier, by Tony Jones (Jossey-Bass; March 3, 2008).

11 Ask, Seek, Knock: Prayers to Change Your Life, by Tony Jones (NavPress; July 28, 2008).

12 The Teaching of the Twelve: Believing & Practicing Primitive Christianity … Didache Community, by Tony Jones (Paraclete Press; December 1, 2009).

13 The Church is Flat: The Relational Ecclisiology of the Emerging Church Movement, by Tony Jones (JoPa Productions, LLC; August 8, 2011).

14 There Are Two Marriages: A Manifesto on Marriage, by Tony Jones (Kindle; The JoPa Group; September 14, 2011).

15 A Better Atonement: Beyond the Depraved Doctrine of Original Sin, by Tony Jones (Kindle; The JoPa Group; March 18, 2012).

16 Questions That Haunt Christianity: Volume 1, by Tony Jones (Kindle; The JoPa Group; March 24, 2013).

17 Phyllis Tickle: Evangelist of the Future, edited by Tony Jones (Paraclete Press; February 1, 2014).

18 Did God Kill Jesus?: Searching for Love in History’s Most Famous Execution, by Tony Jones (HarperOne; March 24, 2015).

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Tim Keel – Emergent Village Board Member (2003-2007)

1 Intuitive Leadership: Embracing a Paradigm of Narrative, Metaphor, and Chaos, (Baker Books; October 1, 2007).

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Heather Kirk-Davidoff –

Emergent Village Board Member (2006-2008)

1 Talking Faith: An Eight Part Study on Growing & Sharing Your Faith, by Heather Kirk-Davidoff and Rev. Nancy Wood (Chalice Press; August 6, 2004).

2 Dare to Dive In!: Strategies & Resources for Involving Your Whole Church …, by Heather Kirk-Davidoff and Nancy Wood-Lyczak (Abingdon Press; May 1. 2006).

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Brian McLaren – Emergent Village Board Member (2003-2008);

Chairman of the Board (2006-2007)

Brian McLaren has had 20 books published since 1998. Of those, he is listed as co-author for one book and a contributor in one.

1 Reinventing Your Church, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan; March 1, 1998).

2 Finding Faith: A Self-Discovery Guide for Your Spiritual Quest, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan; July 1, 2000).

3 A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey, by Brian McLaren (Jossey-Bass; March 28, 2001).

4 More Ready Than You Realize: The Power of Everyday Conversations, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan; January 1, 2002).

5 The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan; January 1, 2003).

6 A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative …, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; February 1, 2006).

7 Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel, by Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; February 1, 2006).

8 Finding Faith: A Search for What Makes Sense, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan; February 1, 2007).

9 Finding Faith: A Search for What is Real, by Brian McLaren (Zondervan; February 1, 2007).

10 The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that Could Change Everything, by Brian McLaren (Thomas Nelson; April 3, 2007).

11 The Last Word and the Word after That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity, by Brian McLaren (Jossey-Bass; April 18, 2008).

12 The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian, by Brian McLaren (Jossey-Bass; April 18, 2008).

13 A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey, by Brian McLaren (Jossey-Bass; April 18, 2008).

14 Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices, by Brian McLaren (Thomas Nelson; May 6, 2008).

15 Everything Must Change: When the World’s Biggest Problems and Jesus’ Good News Collide, by Brian McLaren (Thomas Nelson; September 1, 2009).

16 A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions that are Transforming the Faith, by Brian McLaren (HarperOne; February 9, 2010).

17 Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, & Mohammed Cross the Road? Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World, by Brian McLaren (Jericho Books; September 11, 2012).

18 Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words, by Brian McLaren (HarperOne; September 25, 2012).

19 We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation, by Brian McLaren (Jericho Books; June 10, 2014).

20 It Spooks: Living in response to an unheard call, with contributions by Brian McLaren, Peter Rollins, and others (Shelter50 Publishing Collective LLC; February 12, 2015). This is a book of essays, raps, art, etc., in response to a paper written by John D. Caputo.

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Joe Myers – Emergent Village Board Member (2006-2007)

1 The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups, by Joseph R. Myers (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; September 16, 2003).

2 Organic Community: Creating a Place Where People Naturally Connect, by Joe Myers (Baker Books; May 1, 2007).

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Mark Oestreicher – Emergent Village

Board Member (2006-2008), Chairman (2008)

Mark has had numerous books on youth ministry published since the mid-1990s, but nothing stands out as specifically “Emergent” focused or branded.

1 Youth Ministry 3.0: A Manifesto of Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go, by Mark Oestreicher (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; November 25, 2008).

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Doug Pagitt – Emergent Village Board Member (2003-2005);

Village Council Member (2012)

1 Reimagining Spiritual Formation: A Week in the Life of an Experimental Church, by Doug Pagitt (Zondervan; February 1, 2004).

2 Preaching Re-Imagined: The Role of the Sermon in Communities of Faith, by Doug Pagitt (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; August 16, 2005).

3 Church Re-Imagined: The Spiritual Formation of People in Communities of Faith, by Doug Pagitt (Zondervan; August 16, 2005).

4 BodyPrayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God, by Doug Pagitt and Kathryn Prill; illustrations by Colleen Shealer (WaterBrook Press; November 15, 2005).

5 Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches: Five Perspectives, by Doug Pagitt (Zondervan; February 1, 2007).

6 An Emergent Manifesto of Hope, edited by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones (Baker Books; April 1, 2007). Doug Pagitt, Mark Scandrette, Heather Kirk-Davidoff, Nanette Sawyer, Carla Barnhill, Troy Bronsink, Sherry and Geoff Maddock, Thomas Malcolm Olson, Tim Conder, Brian Mitchell, Adam Walker Cleaveland, Tony Jones, Ryan Bolger, Brian D. McLaren, Will Samson, Barry Taylor, Sally Morgenthaler, Samir Selmanovic, Dwight J. Friesen, Dan Kimball, Tim Keel, Chris Erdman, Rodolpho Carrasco, Karen E. Sloan, Deborah and Ken Loyd, Anthony Smith, Randy Woodley.

7 A Christianity Worth Believing: Hope-filled, Open-armed, Alive-and-well Faith for the Left Out, …, by Doug Pagitt (Jossey-Bass; April 20, 2009).

8 Evangelism in the Inventive Age, by Doug Pagitt (Abingdon Press; August 19, 2014).

9 Church in the Inventive Age, by Doug Pagitt (Abingdon Press; August 19, 2014).

10 Community in the Inventive Age, by Doug Pagitt (Abingdon Press; August 19, 2014).

11 Preaching in the Inventive Age, by Doug Pagitt (Abingdon Press; August 19, 2014).

12 Flipped: The Provocative Truth That Changes Everything We Know About God, by Doug Pagitt (Convergent Books; February 17, 2015). Quote from Amazon page: “Doug Pagitt is widely known as primary cofounder (with Tony Jones) of the emerging church, a movement that responded to stasis in the traditional church. He is pastor of Solomon’s Porch, a congregation in Minneapolis that focuses on addressing human needs in the neighboring community and facilitating a more personal encounter with God. He is also host of Doug Pagitt Radio and the author of several books, including A Christianity Worth Believing, Body Prayer, and Evangelism in the Inventive Age. Pagitt and his wife, Shelley, live in Minneapolis.”

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Chris Seay – Emergent Village Board Member (2003-2007; 2008?)

Select titles with more direct relevant to Emergent distinctives.

1 The Gospel According to Tony Soprano: An Unauthorized Look Into the Soul of TV’s Top Mob …, by Chris Seay (Tarcher; August 26, 2002).

2 The Tao of Enron: Spiritual Lessons from a Fortune 500 Fallout, by Chris Seay and Christopher Bryan (NavPress; December 1, 2002).

3 Stories of Emergence: Moving from Absolute to Authentic, by Chris Seay (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; February 21, 2003).

4 The Gospel Reloaded: Exploring Spirituality and Faith in The Matrix, by Chris Seay and Greg Garrett (Pinon Press; June 15, 2003).

5 To Become One, by Chris Seay and Chad Karger (Relevant Books; April 2004).

6 Faith of My Fathers: Conversations with Three Generations of Pastors about Church, Ministry, …, by Chris Seay (Zondervan/Youth Specialties; August 29, 2005).

7 The Voice of Acts: The Dust Off Their Feet: Lessons from the First Church, by Chris Seay (Thomas Nelson; October 17, 2006).

8 Advent Conspiracy: Can Christmas Still Change the World?, by Chris Seay, Rick McKinley, and Greg Holder (Zondervan; September 28, 2009).

9 The Gospel According to Lost, by Chris Seay (Thomas Nelson; December 29, 2009).

10 The Gospel According to Jesus: A Faith that Restores All Things, by Chris Seay (Thomas Nelson; September 28, 2010).

11 A Place at the Table: 40 Days of Solidarity with the Poor, by Chris Seay and Lysa Terkeurst (Baker Books; January 1, 2012).

12 The Power of Your Story Conversation Guide, by Ben Arment, Leonard Sweet, Chris Seay, Pete Wilson, and Ginny Owens (Thomas Nelson; October 9, 2012).

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Books from Emergent Village

Village Council Members (2009-2012)

Emergent Village Council Members 2009-2012

  • Melvin Bray, Co-Convener 2009, (2010)
  • Jonathan Brink 2012 [No publications listed.]
  • Troy Bronsink 2009, (2010), 2011
  • Julie Clawson 2009, (2010)
  • Mike Clawson 2011 [No publications listed.]
  • Dwight Friesen 2009, (2010)
  • Laura Fregin 2009, (2010), 2012 [No publications listed.]
  • Deth Im 2012 [No publications listed.]
  • Doug Pagitt 2012 [See previous section for Emergent Village Board Members.]
  • Florin Paladie 2011, 2012 [No publications listed.]
  • Eliacin Rosario-Cruz 2009, (2010) [No publications listed.]
  • Danielle Shroyer, Co-Convener 2009, (2010); 2012
  • Lori Wilson 2011, 2012 [No publications listed.]
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Melvin Bray – Emergent Village Council Member (2009-2010)

1 Faith Forward: A Dialogue on Children, Youth, and A New Kind of Christianity, edited by Melvin Bray and David Csinos (Woodlake; August 14, 2013).

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Troy Bronsink – Emergent Village Council Member (2009-2011)

1 An Emergent Manifesto of Hope, edited by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones (Baker Books; April 1, 2007). Troy Bronsink, Contributor.

2 Drawn In: A Creative Process for Artists, Activists, and Jesus Followers, by Troy Bronsink (Paraclete Press; November 1, 2012).

3 The Gospel after Christendom: New Voices, New Cultures, New Expressions, edited by Ryan K. Bolger. Includes a number of recognized emerging and Emergent authors. See the book for complete list. Select list: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Troy Bronsink, Dwight J. Friesen, Mark Scandrette. (Baker Academic; November 1, 2012).

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Julie Clawson – Emergent Village Council Member (2009-2010)

1 Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices, by Julie Clawson (IVP Books; August 25, 2009).

2 The Hunger Games and the Gospel: Bread, Circuses, and the Kingdom of God, by Julie Clawson (Patheos Press; March 5, 2012).

3 Celebrating the Light: Reflections for the Sundays of Advent, by Julie Clawson (Kindle; November 12, 2012).

4 The Hunger Games and the Gospel, by Julie Clawson (Patheos Press, October 9, 2013).

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Dwight Friesen – Emergent Village Council Member (2009-2010)

1 An Emergent Manifesto of Hope, edited by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones (Baker Books; April 1, 2007). Dwight Friesen, Contributor.

2 Thy Kingdom Connected: What the Church Can Learn from Facebook, the Internet, & Other Networks, by Dwight Friesen (Baker Books; November 1, 2009).

3 Routes and Radishes: And Other Things to Talk about at the Evangelical Crossroads, by Dwight Friesen, et al (Zondervan; October 26, 2010).

4 The Gospel after Christendom: New Voices, New Cultures, New Expressions, edited by Ryan K. Bolger. Includes a number of recognized emerging and Emergent authors. See the book for complete list. Select list: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Troy Bronsink, Dwight J. Friesen, Mark Scandrette. (Baker Academic; November 1, 2012).

5 The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches Are Transforming …, by Dwight Friesen, Paul Sparks, and Tim Soerens (IVP Books; April 4, 2014).

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Danielle Shroyer – Emergent Village Council Member

(2009 through probably 2012; historical records unclear)

1 The Boundary-Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise, by Danielle Shroyer (Jossey-Bass; October 5, 2009).

2 Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminating the Lord’s Prayer in the Holy Land, by Danielle Shroyer and Rose Carter (Paraclete Press; October 1, 2015).

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Books from Select Other

Emergent Movement Authors

Authors Included:

  • Jay Bakker (Pastor, Author, Speaker)
  • Nadia Bolz-Weber (Pastor, Author, Speaker)
  • Rachel Held Evans (Author, Speaker)
  • Peter Rollins (Author, Speaker)
  • Mark Scandrette (Pastor, Author, Speaker)
  • Phyllis Tickle (Author, Speaker)

Jay Bakker (Pastor, Author, Speaker)

1 Son of a Preacher Man: My Search for Grace in the Shadows, by Jay Bakker with Linden Gross (HarperCollins; January 9, 2001).

2 Fall to Grace: A Revolution of God, Self & Society, by Jay Bakker with Martin Edlund (FaithWords; January 12, 2011).

3 The Gospel after Christendom: New Voices, New Cultures, New Expressions, edited by Ryan K. Bolger. Includes a number of recognized emerging and Emergent authors. See the book for complete list. Select list: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Troy Bronsink, Dwight J. Friesen, Mark Scandrette. (Baker Academic; November 1, 2012).

4 Faith, Doubt, and Other Lines I’ve Crossed: Walking with the Unknown God, by Jay Bakker with Andy Meisenheimer (Jericho Books; February 12, 2013).

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Nadia Bolz-Weber (Pastor, Author, Speaker)

1 Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 hours of Christian Television, by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Seabury Books; September 1, 2008).

2 The Gospel after Christendom: New Voices, New Cultures, New Expressions, edited by Ryan K. Bolger. Includes a number of recognized emerging and Emergent authors. See the book for complete list. Select list: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Troy Bronsink, Dwight J. Friesen, Mark Scandrette. (Baker Academic; November 1, 2012).

3 Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint, by Nadia Bolz-Weber (Jericho Books; September 10, 2013).

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Rachel Held Evans (Author, Speaker)

1 Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions, by Rachel Held Evans (Zondervan; June 26, 2010).

2 A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband “Master,” by Rachel Held Evans (Thomas Nelson; October 30, 2012).

3 Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions, by Rachel Held Evans (Zondervan; April 8, 2014).

4 Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church, by Rachel Held Evans (Thomas Nelson; April 14, 2015).

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Peter Rollins (Author, Speaker)

1 How (Not) to Speak of God, by Peter Rollins (Paraclete Press; August 1, 2006).

2 The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief, by Peter Rollins (Paraclete Press; June 1, 2008).

3 Evaluating Fresh Expressions: Explorations in Emerging Church, by Peter Rollins, Nelstrop, Louise, Martyn (Canterbury Press; February 20, 2009).

4 The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible Tales, by Peter Rollins (Paraclete Press; April 3, 2009).

5 Church in the Present Tense: A Candid Look at What’s Emerging, Scot McKnight, Kevin Corcoran, Peter Rollins, and Jason Clark (Baker Books; February 1, 2011).

6 Insurrection: To Believe Is Human To Doubt, Divine, by Peter Rollins (Howard Books; October 4, 2011).

7 Letters to a Future Church: Words of Encouragement and Prophetic Appeals, edited by Chris Lewis. Includes a letter by Peter Rollins. (IVP Books; February 10, 2012).

8 The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction, by Peter Rollins (Howard Books; January 1, 2013).

9 The Divine Magician: The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith, by Peter Rollins (Howard Books; January 20, 2015).

10 It Spooks: Living in response to an unheard call, with contributions by Brian McLaren, Peter Rollins, and others (Shelter50 Publishing Collective LLC; February 12, 2015). This is a book of essays, raps, art, etc., in response to a paper written by John D. Caputo.

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Mark Scandrette (Pastor, Author, Speaker)

1 Soul Graffiti: Making a Life in the Way of Jesus, by Mark Scandrette (Jossey-Bass; April 20, 2007).

2 Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love, by Mark Scandrette (IVP Books; May 27, 2011).

3 The Gospel after Christendom: New Voices, New Cultures, New Expressions, edited by Ryan K. Bolger. Includes a number of recognized emerging and Emergent authors. See the book for complete list. Select list: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Troy Bronsink, Dwight J. Friesen, Mark Scandrette. (Baker Academic; November 1, 2012).

4 Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most, by Mark and Lisa Scandrette (IVP Books; July 8, 2013).

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Phyllis Tickle (Author, Speaker)

Select titles with more direct relevant to Emergent distinctives.

1 The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why, by Phyllis Tickle (Baker Books; October 1, 2008).

2 Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters, by Phyllis Tickle (Baker Books; September 1, 2012).

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