Out of The Ooze

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This book brings you face-to-face with pastors and elders, committed attendees, back-pew sitters, and people who have walked out of the church looking for something more. Their unlikely love letters give you an opportunity to hear firsthand from the whole body of Christ.

Out of the Ooze marks the beginning of an annual series publishing the best of each year’s articles exploring the themes of faith, social ...

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Overview


This book brings you face-to-face with pastors and elders, committed attendees, back-pew sitters, and people who have walked out of the church looking for something more. Their unlikely love letters give you an opportunity to hear firsthand from the whole body of Christ.

Out of the Ooze marks the beginning of an annual series publishing the best of each year’s articles exploring the themes of faith, social justice, art, and ministry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600062131
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author


Spencer Burke, creater of the TheOoze.com and emergent church charter member, is a speaker and consultant for traditional and emergent churches nationwide. His interviews appears in National Public Radio, the Christian Science Monitor and L.A. Times. He sparks new thought and conversation with innovative thinking, humor, compassion, and use of arts and technology.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     11
Introduction     13
Awakening     19
I'm Sorry: One Christian Apologizes to the World   Steve Conrad     21
Detoxing from Church   Jason Zahariades     35
Changing to Stay the Same   Ryan Melling     47
Stripping Away Secret Identities: Why Your Church Isn't a Superhero   Sarah Raymond Cunningham     55
Paradime: A Christian Witness Worth More Than Twenty Cents   Bill Dahl     59
Rethinking     71
The Paradox of a Divided Church Called to Be Reconcilers to the World   Andy Morgan     73
Counter-Consumer Culture   Mike Perschon     87
Wake Up, Church, and Smell the Coffee   Mike Simon     97
The Deep Ecclesiology of the Body   Frank Viola     101
Experiencing     115
Cultural Refugees in Gay Nightclubs   Peter J. Walker     117
International Church: Postmodern Model?   Mike Stanton-Rich     121
A Tiny Female Emergent Voice: Why I Won't Ask for a "Seat at the Table"   Lisa DeLay     125
Jackson, God, and Me: A Meditation before Jackson Pollock's Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)   Murray Richmond     139
Wondering     147
Suspicion and Sisterhood: A Brief Theoretical Meditation   Nathan P. Gilmour     149
Church Restructure   Alan Hartung     153
Leading from the Margins, Part VI: Mystics, Poets and Dreamers   Len Hjalmarson     157
No Country for Old Men   Doug Jackson     163
God-Pleasing Evangelism   Gregory Jensen     167
Ugly Preaching   Casey Tygrett     171
Responding     175
Ten Reasons Why Your Church Sucks   John O'Keefe     179
Just Who is Emergent, Anyway?   Bob Hyatt     185
What Is It All About?   Spencer Burke     187
The Skinny on Postmodernity Series, Part I: Postmodernism and Global Worldviews   Andrew Jones     193
The Era of Anticipation   Andrew Hubbard     207
Conclusion     211
Notes     213
About TheOOZE.com     217
About the Curator     219
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