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The Gospel in Postmodernity

By: William Stacy Johnson         September 1, 1997        

Increasingly the church in North America labors in a "postmodern" context. Postmodernity represents much more than a passing fad among radically chic academics; it is a wide-ranging set of cultural shifts that are fast becoming second-nature for many of our parishioners. Like it or not, these shifts will profoundly affect the way the church conducts […]

Vol. 10, No. 1 (March 1998)

By: Darrell L. Guder, Eunice McGarrahan, Howard A. Snyder, James Hudnut-Beumler, William McConville OFM         March 1998        

Missional Church: Initiating a Conversation, by Darrell L. Guder. A Roman Catholic Response to Missional Church, by William McConville, OFM. The Trinitarian Nature of the Missional Church, by Howard A. Snyder. Ecclesial Accountability in the Missional Church, by James Hudnut-Beumler. Discussing the Missional Church, by Eunice McGarrahan. Networkings.

Vol. 10, No. 2 (June 1998)

By: Dale Ziemer, David Kettle, Gail M. Neal, George R. Hunsberger, Laurie Baron         June 1998        

Faithfulness in the Heartland, by Gail M. Neal. Indicators of Missional Transformation in Churches on the Way, by Dale Ziemer. The Gospel and Our Culture: A Theological Reflection, by David Kettle. Leaders in the Missional Church, by George R. Hunsberger, with A Postscript by Laurie Baron. Networkings.

Vol. 10, No. 3 (September 1998)

By: Christopher B. Kaiser, DCM of the GOCN, Jeff Van Kooten         September 1998        

Which Science? Which Dialogue? by Christopher B. Kaiser. BOOK REVIEW: Virtual Faith: The Irreverent Spiritual Quest of Generation X, by Thomas Beaudoin, reviewed by Jeff Van Kooten. Empirical Indicators of a “Missional Church”, by the Developing Congregational Models Team of the GOCN. Networkings.

Vol. 10, No. 4 (December 1998)

By: Barry Harvey, Charles C. West, Inagrace T. Dietterich, James V. Brownson, Wayne A. Holst         December 1998        

What is the Gospel? Participation Not Consumption, by James V. Brownson. Embodying the Gospel: Communal Interpretation and Witness, by Inagrace T. Dietterich. The Eucharistic Idiom of the Gospel Or, Confessions of a Recovering Liberal, by Barry Harvey. God, the Gospel and Human Truth, by Charles C. West. BOOK REVIEW: Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World, […]

Vol. 11, No. 1 (March 1999)

By: Bob Lupton, George R. Hunsberger, Jr, Thomas H. McAlpine         March 1999        

Community-friendly Theology, by Bob Lupton. Cultivating Ways of Christ in the Postmodern Transition: Resources for Pastoral Leaders (1), by George R. Hunsberger. Jesus Confronts Conflicting Kingdom Views, by Thomas H. McAlpine. BOOK REVIEW: At This Time In This Place: The Spirit Embodied in the Local Assembly, by Michael Warren, reviewed by George Brown, Jr. Networkings.

Vol. 11, No. 2 (June 1999)

By: Gail M. Neal, George R. Hunsberger, Mary Jo Leddy         June 1999        

The Church as Parallel Culture, by Mary Jo Leddy. Cultivating Ways of Christ in the Postmodern Transition: Resources for Pastoral Leaders (2), by George R. Hunsberger. Kingdom-Culture Churches, by Gail M. Neal. Networkings.

Vol. 11, No. 3 (September 1999)

By: George R. Hunsberger, Marvin Hoff, Michael Plishka, Thomas Boogaart         September 1999        

Tithing and Addiction, by Thomas Boogaart. Cultivating Ways of Christ in the Postmodern Transition: Resources for Pastoral Leaders (3), by George R. Hunsberger. Prayer in the Heart and in Community: Touching the Missional Heart of God, by Michael Plishka. BOOK REVIEW: Confident Witness–Changing World: Rediscovering the Gospel in North America, edited by Craig Van Gelder […]

Vol. 11, No. 4 (December 1999)

By: Bill Wylie-Kellermann, George R. Hunsberger, Liala Beukema, Lois Y. Barrett         December 1999        

The Church and the Powers, by Lois Y. Barrett. Cultivating Ways of Christ in the Postmodern Transition: Resources for Pastoral Leaders (4), by George R. Hunsberger. The Powers and Urban Land Use, by Liala Beukema. Thinking Biblically and Theologically about a Particular Power, by Bill Wylie-Kellermann.

Vol. 12, No. 1 (March 2000)

By: Chris Seay, Mark Driscoll, Miroslav Volf         March 2000        

Floating Along? by Miroslav Volf. A Second Reformation is at Hand: Why Youth Workers Must Lead the Way, by Mark Driscoll and Chris Seay. Books Worth Mentioning and New Volumes in the THE CHRISTIAN MISSION AND MODERN CULTURE SERIES, by the Editor.

Vol. 12, No. 2 (June 2000)

By: James V. Brownson, John Flett, Mark McKim, Mark Yaconelli, Peter Horsfield, Rich Pleva         June 2000        

The Return to Ancient Spiritual Practices, by Mark Yaconelli. Responses to Boogaart on “Tithing”: Consumerism and Consumption, by Rich Pleva; and The Inadequacies of Tithing, by John Flett. Evangelical Worship Fosters Secularism, by Mark McKim. The God Who Sent Jesus: Reflections from John 17, by James V. Brownson. A Framework for Discussion of Faith and […]

Vol. 12, No. 3 (September 2000)

By: Chris Erdman, Darrell L. Guder, Marvin Hoff         September 2000        

God’s Letter to the World: From a Sermon on 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, by Darrell L. Guder. BOOK REVIEW: The American Paradox: Spiritual Hunger in an Age of Plenty, by David G. Myers, reviewed by Marvin Hoff. Re-Visioning the Pastoral Vocation, by Chris Erdman

Vol. 12, No. 4 (December 2000)

By: Inagrace T. Dietterich, Jeff Van Kooten, Joel B. Green, Mark Lau Branson         December 2000        

“Organize to beat the devil…”, by Joel B. Green and Mark Lau Branson. Ekklesia: Something “More”, by Jeff Van Kooten. BOOK REVIEW: Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Christian Community, by Philip Kenneson, reviewed by Inagrace T. Dietterich. The Stated “Principles” of the Ekklesia Project, from “A Declaration and an […]

Vol. 13, No. 1 (March 2001)

By: James V. Brownson, John Bowen         March 2001        

Faithful and Compelling Performances of the Gospel, by James V. Brownson. Epistemology and Book Shelves: Or, How I Knew Postmodernism Was Getting To Me, by John Bowen. Intergenerational Worship–A Cyber-Conversation (an online GOCN discussion group).

Vol. 13, No. 2 (June 2001)

By: Anne Wilkinson-Hayes, Geoffrey Wainwright, George R. Hunsberger, H. Dan Beeby         June 2001        

New Ways of Being Church, by Anne Wilkinson-Hayes (UK). “We are Matthew 25”–A Reflection on Matthew 25: 1-46, by George R. Hunsberger. Intergenerational Worship, Part II–A Cyber-Conversation (GOCN online discussion group). Book Review: LESSLIE NEWBIGIN: A THEOLOGICAL LIFE, by Geoffrey Wainwright, reviewed by H. Dan Beeby (UK).

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