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Church Re-Imagined: The Spiritual Formation of People in Communities of Faith

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This book isn't about quick-fix methods or bulleted, how-to lists. And it's certainly not a dry lecture about a heady theological topic. Instead, this book is about striving, about trying, about experimenting with the idea that the old ways of approaching spiritual formation may not be the only avenues toward living lives in harmony with God in our day. Inside these pages, ...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published August 29th 2005 by Zondervan Publishing Company
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Adam
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
This was an enjoyable read with some interesting ideas about how people could participate in church, with a healthy emphasis on *why* people participate in church in the first place. I imagine that what's written here might come as much more of a shock or surprise, that it might be much harder to follow for people who've only participated in traditional church their whole life and who've rarely questioned it. But for anyone who's felt dissatisified with their participation (or lack thereof) in t ...more
Paul
Aug 21, 2009 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book for a seminary class several years back. I was inspired by the emphasis on creativity but, in retrospect, it did provoke some questions.

Pagitt's analogy about buying quality, crafted furniture that would last for generations instead of cheaply made product of our time and living off the quality (antiques) of past generations (p. 217) puzzles me. He says the church, as a community of faith, faces a similar choice: Hand-crafting our own expressions of faith or pr
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Amy
Apr 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any seeker
I loved this book so much due to the story of one church in Minneapolis who is desparately trying to practice the spiritual formation of their go-ers. I have one of the quotes from the book posted in my office:
"I used to think that it was hypocritical for people to confess [Christian] belief out loud and then not live up to it. In most cases, however, people are in a state of becoming, not a state of hypocrisy. Their profession is not a lie; it is a longing--not a statement of how things are but
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Claire
Jun 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A great book describing the life of how Solomon's Porch "does" church in the 21st century. This congregation falls into the Emergent Church movement--strong emphasis on sensory experience, creativity, beauty, intentional community and social justice. The writing style is conversational, and Doug Pagitt presents a very compelling picture of this Minneapolis church's life together.
Laura Rogers
Apr 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Inspiring look at life in Solomon's Porch community - really enjoyed the pace and style of this account.
Written with a humbleness that is so appreciated in this day and age.
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Doug Pagitt is the head pastor of Solomon's Porch in South Minneapolis and a Senior Fellow with Emergent Village: a generative friendship of missional church leaders around the world and a leading architect of the emergent church discussion.
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