Church in the Inventive Age

Church in the Inventive Age

Doug Pagitt / Feb 24, 2020

Church in the Inventive Age We live in the midst of inescapable change Maybe this thrills you Maybe this scares you We can t pretend cultural change doesn t impact the church It does It always has The challenge for churches is t

  • Title: Church in the Inventive Age
  • Author: Doug Pagitt
  • ISBN: 9781451400854
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • We live in the midst of inescapable change Maybe this thrills you Maybe this scares you We can t pretend cultural change doesn t impact the church It does It always has The challenge for churches is the rise of a creative, participatory, inclusive culture The role of the church is to live as a participant in the culture Inclusion, participation, collaboration, andWe live in the midst of inescapable change Maybe this thrills you Maybe this scares you We can t pretend cultural change doesn t impact the church It does It always has The challenge for churches is the rise of a creative, participatory, inclusive culture The role of the church is to live as a participant in the culture Inclusion, participation, collaboration, and beauty are essential values Living in the Inventive Age is not optional We can either be in on the change or we can be left behind Contents Adobe Acrobat DocumentChapter 1 Adobe Acrobat DocumentSamples require Adobe Acrobat ReaderHaving trouble downloading and viewing PDF samples So smartly written, so clearly framed, and so winsomely presented that it deserves your time, money, and attention Brian D McLaren Brilliant A must read for every pastor and lay person concerned with Church in our times Phyllis Tickle I highly recommend Church in the Inventive Age to all Episcopalians struggling to find words to express what it means to be church today Brian N Prior, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota Church in the Inventive Age may be the very spark that ignites a fire in you to re imagine the world Shane Claiborne author, activist, and recovering sinner I hope that every young, idealistic pastor will read Church in the Inventive Age and find new language and depth for what they feel about the future of the church But even , I pray that every pragmatic senior pastor will read it and find a new understanding and empathy for his her younger brothers and sisters We re all in this together, and with voices like Doug Pagitt helping the conversation, the future feels as compelling as ever Aaron Niequist Worship Leader Willow Creek Community Church I read the book on Saturday afternoon Here it is Monday and I am still thinking about it and wanting to reread it I serve a 144 year old Lutheran Church who has the choice to die or to change The content really helped me organize my thinking on how the church has shaped as well as has been impacted by community As result, I am asking new questions of the leadership team and myself A must read for all Michelene Verlautz Senior Pastor Augustana Lutheran Church In Church in The Inventive Age, Doug explores the ongoing cultural shifts occurring not only with culture but especially within the church These shifts are bringing out a new sense of creativity and imagination that has never existed before How we make meaning with people is becoming of central concern Doug provides a valuable perspective and suggests some profoundly simple insights on on navigating and participating effectively in that change Jonathan Brink Thrive Ministries As a pastor of a traditional church that is making strides to moving into the future, I am excited about this book and how it can help us move forward RootedRadical pastor in the Christian Reformed Church of North America I m always thankful for opportunities to sit across a table from Doug It happens a few times a year While a book will never stand in completely for a living, breathing person, this one gets really close I just finished the last page, and my mind is full and spinning, alive with possibility and new ideas, just as it is after time spent with the man himself Shauna Niequist Author shaunaniequist Reviewed by Emergent Village WeblogReviewed by The Winding Labrynth BlogReviewed by For the Someday Book BlogAn interview with Fuller Theological Seminary

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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.


    286 Comments

    1. Doug Pagitt, and his friend and Tony Jones, did a smart thing back at the end of December: they offered most of the books they had written for $.99 on . I downloaded four books, probably four I never would have read at full pricebut hey, at $.99 I'll read almost anything. There is probably a lesson there for the future of publishing and reading.Anyway, I started with this one. It is a short book about ministry, being the church, in the age we live in. Pagitt divides history up into four ages: Ag [...]


    2. "Church in the Inventive Age" describes the not-so-long succession of separate "ages" in the history of American (human?) self-understanding as the Agrarian Age, the Industrial Age, the Technological Age and now the Inventive Age. In each age, there is a different consensus about how people should think, how they should act, what they should value and the tools they should use. The whole time I was reading this book, I assumed it came out ten or fifteen years ago because the way it described the [...]


    3. A very good quick read on how culture and circumstances over the past couple centuries have impacted the church and how today's world is quite different. The first half or so explains how trends and culture evolved over the the years, with good examples of how churches changed and adapted to these issues over time. Further in there are some examples of how various ministries, some quite unconventional, have tried some new things and how established churches helped or collaborated in the process. [...]


    4. For any people thinking about the future of the church, this book by Doug Pagitt is well worth your time. It's a quick read but filled with a ton of helpful ideas and thoughts concerning what it means to be a church in today's world - a world in which Doug calls "the Inventive Age."As someone involved with Presbymergent, a group for Presbyterians who are asking questions about what it means to be the church in a new way, I found this book to be incredibly helpful and one that I will definitely r [...]


    5. Really more of an expanded journal article than a book - Pagitt describes four eras of American culture and calls the current one "the inventive age." He encourages congregations to understand more about people who are growing up in this post-modern era and find ways to relate to them. I didn't find anything new in this book, but it would be a readable primer for church leaders as a way to engage in a conversation about change.


    6. Good postmodernism. Doug runs in the room, lays out a very convincing portrait of the currents in Christianity and church dynamics and gets out long before his arguments can fall apart. A great quick read that will be sure to ignite important discussions about the role of tomorrow's church in any context.


    7. In brief and brisk form, Doug takes us on a journey through the ages of the church in America -- Agrarian, Industrial, Information, Industrial. In each the church has existed with certain cultural traits -- thinking, values, aesthetics, and tools. We are moving into a new age. It's not a choice, but the question is -- how do we exist -- for, with, or as. Highly recommended


    8. This was a very good book for a leader to gain focus and language for what is going on and what could happen within the church. It also provides insight into what i happening within different churches within the nation.


    9. great description of the intersection between culture and religion,and the four cultural eras of North America.


    10. Pagitt articulates the current state of the church with encouragement to think and be something different as we go ahead.




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