by Keith G Jones
This is the first chapter of Stuart Murray's book, Church after Christendom.
Belonging, believing and behaving after Christendom
by Anne Wilkinson-Hayes
The key task of the church in this era is to reinvent herself for mission”.
The Paternoster website introduces Church After Christendom as follows:
“How will the western church negotiate the demise of Christendom? Can it rediscover its primary calling, recover its authentic ethos and regain its nerve? If churches are to thrive – or even survive – disturbing questions need to be confronted and answered. In conversation with Christians who have left the church and with those who are experimenting with fresh expressions of doing church, Stuart Murray explores both the emerging and inherited church scenes and makes proposals for the development of an ecclesiology suitable for a post-denominational, post-commitment and post- Christendom era. With chapters on mission, community and worship, this comprehensive and accessible book offers a vision of a way of being church that is healthy, sustainable, liberating, peaceful and missional.”
You can read the first chapter of this book in the 'Articles' section of this website.
The Anabaptist Vision and Urban Mission in Southern California by Jeff Wright
Creating an “Anabaptist Vision”
A presentation by Vic Thiessen at the Anabaptist Network Theology Forum, December 7, 2004