Thursday, March 20, 2008

The New Christians

Tony Jones has written a brilliant summary of the Emergent Church in his new book "The New Christians".

For anyone wanting to learn more about the emergent movement, this is a starting point.

In chapter 1 Tony addresses the bipolar character of contemporary American politics. The left vs. right controversies of the past several years have left me longing for a third way in politics [voting Nader doesn't do it for me].

I'm a registered Republican, but I'm anti-war, pro-poor, pro-environment, etc. I'm some sort of undiscovered hybrid living in a remote area of the jungle of American politics. Tony speaks into that frustration with hope, there are more of my species out there, those who have grown tired of the back and forth liberal vs. conservative fighting with no appreciable results.

Chapter one of The New Christians speaks to that frustration in a lucid and hopeful way. Emergent's look forward to a new reality, a more complex world that moves beyond the simplicity of right vs. left.

So, now who to vote for....

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