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Contents Foreword by Alan J. Roxburgh 000 Acknowledgments 000 Introduction 000 Section 1: Entering Story 1. In the Beginning: Rediscovering the Power of Story 000 A "Storied" Life - A "Storied" Faith - A Bible Story? - Our Missing Stories - An Unfolding Story 2. A Way in the Wilderness: Journeying toward a New Story 000 The Cost of New Life - Meeting Jesus in His People - Living an Organic Way of Life - Losing What I Didn't Know I Had - Finding a New Path - A Kairos Moment - Back to a Beginning 3. Making Sense of My Story: Interpretation and Experimentation 000 Listening to My Life - Faith as a Way of Life in Community - Losing Community, Losing Faith - The Sins of Reductionism - Three Kinds of Experimentation - Telling the First Part of Our Story - Dreaming Up a Name for Ourselves 4. A Cautionary Leadership Parable: Recognizing an Alternate Temptation 000 Resisting Change, Relying on Tradition - Israel in Transition - Of Arks and Totems - The Philistine Way - Success, Power, and Presumption - Moving toward Engagement Section 2: Engaging Context 5. Being There: Grappling with the Context of a "Post" World 000 Defining "Post" - Postmodernity - Modernity's Narrative of Progress - Counting the Cost of Modernity - Postmodern Realities - A Fragmented World - A Remixed World - A World of Suspicion, A World of Possibility - Listening, Embodiment, and Authenticity - Post-Enlightenment - The Technology of Modern Knowledge - Marshall McLuhan, the Eastern Mind, and the End of Textual Hegemony - The Revenge of the Right Brain - The Reemergence of Celtic Christianity - A Rekindled Imagination, A Community from the Margins - Post-Christendom - Christendom's Twilight and the American Experience - Twentieth-Century American Church History in the Context of Christendom - Church Growth, the Seeker-Targeted Church Movement, and Generational Ministry - The Missional Context of a Post-Christendom World 6. Being Here and There: Discovering a Wholly Present, Wholly Other God 000 Functional Gnosticism - Conceptual Idolatry - A Communal Imagination Shaped by Incarnational Theology - A New Testament Church? - Language beyond Control - The Wholly Other God - The Idea of the Holy - Hunger for Transcendence - Linguistic Opportunities and Necessities 7. Being Here, There, and Everywhere: Waking Up to the World of the Twenty-First Century 000 Translating Theology into Structures - Systems Thinking - Social and Economic Structures through Time - The Age of Agriculture - The Age of Trade and Specialization - The Age of Industrial Capitalism - The Organizational Age - Emerging Organizational Realities of the Fifth Age - Tension, Paradox, and Chaos - Swarm Logic - Practical Creativity - Metaphors for Creativity Section 3: Embracing Possibility 8. A Modest Proposal: What We Need Is Sometimes Not What We Want 000 Moving Beyond Caricatures - Exegeting the Experiences of Observers - Learning from the Cistercians - Ministry as Idolatry - My Expert Answer: "I Don't Know" 9. Opening Up and Leaning Forward: Postures of Engagement and Possibility 000 The Language of Postures - A Posture of Learning: From Answers to Questions - A Posture of Vulnerability: From the Head to the Heart - A Posture of Availability: From Spoken Words to Living Words - A Posture of Stillness: From Preparation to Meditation - A Posture of Surrender: From Control to Chaos - A Posture of Cultivation: From Programmer to Environmentalist - A Posture of Trust: From Defensiveness to Creativity - A Posture of Joy: From Work to Play - A Posture of Dependence: From Resolution to Tension; and Back Again - Struggle and Opportunity 10. Reckoning with Intuition: Learning to Trust Your Gut 000 Listen to Your Life, Redux - Naming My Frustration - Intuitive Knowing - Emerging Leaders, Emerging Communities - Benediction Notes 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Storytelling -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Leadership -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.