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Kinda Christianity: A Generous, Fair, Organic, Free-Range Guide to Authentic Realness

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"So you're ready to take the plunge. Ready to translate your quest into action! Without defining yourself, and certainly without boxing yourself into one particular rigid way of doing theology or church, you're ready to become emergent. You have a username and clever screen name picked out at Emergent Village(tm), and maybe you've even begun having church in an empty ...more
Paperback, 62 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Gut Check Press
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Jimmy
Feb 15, 2013 Jimmy added it
A great satire on the Emergent church movement, with a title parodying McLaren's "A New Kind of Christianity" After going through primary sources of Emergent leaders to hear them speak for themselves as well as wading through refutations of them in the forms of presentations, papers, discussion, articles and blogs, I have to say that this satire would probably stick better for most people's memory given how hilarious it is. Good use of humor and irony to expose a theological group that stresses ...more
Adam T Calvert
Jun 01, 2013 Adam T Calvert rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology, satire
This was a hilarious read on the "emergent church" movement. Well...hilarious and sad - since the satire seemed pretty spot on compared to what I've observed and read in my own dealings with the emergent church.

It's basically a "manual" on how to be an emergent church pastor (or whatever the emergent church pastor equivalent is). And while it feels like it really is the manual emergent church pastors (or equivalents?) use to get their ministry going - to the orthodox evangelical it's pretty hard
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Daniel
Oct 30, 2013 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the follow up much more (Younger, restlesser, reformeder); largely because I could relate to it far more, being I am reformed and therefore recognized the examples littered throughout the short book. I enjoyed this one well enough for such a short book; about a subject of which I have never known anyone of, but have only heard of people in. It is short and amusing, that's about it.
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Jan 19, 2013 Victor rated it it was amazing
Christians need more good satire like this! Don't miss the companion volume, in which the authors spoof their own conservative Reformed heritage. Younger, Restlesser, Reformeder
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Hilarious tongue in cheek satire.
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Hilarious - because it is so true.
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A clever and witty mockery of Emergent-church types from Ted Kluck. Some genuinely amusing moments.
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Ted Kluck writes on topics ranging from Mike Tyson to the Emergent Church. Ted has played professional indoor football, coached high school football, trained as a professional wrestler, served as a missionary, and taught writing courses at the college level.
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