Phyllis Tickle, The Great Emergence -- A Reflection Aide for Moorings Members and Friends
As you read this book, remember that the author is attempting to be descriptive of the trends that have been encountered by the church, and that have caused the church to evolve in its forms and expressions of faith in Jesus Christ throughout history, including the modern and post-modern eras.
If it is helpful to you, jot down the various “garage sales” experienced by the church (from the most recent to the most distant in time) and note a few words to characterize the issues, events, timeframe, and outcomes:
1. The Great E______________________
2. The Great Re_________________________
3. The Great S______________________
4. G_____________ the G___________, and the M________________ Movement
5. The birth of J_____________ and the C________________.
Part 2 of the book (which you may find yourself wanting to skim…), and especially ch. 4 & 5, summarizes a vast body of influential literature, seismic …
This summer, Pastor Doug and Pastor Jaci have suggested a "summer reading list" so that we might continue growing together even as many of us head to the four corners of the earth for the summer.  The published list is below. Note that the comments regarding each book are taken from the back cover.

Francis Chan, Forgotten God. Colorado Springs: David C. Cook, 2009. “…Through solid scriptural support and compelling narrative, breakthrough author Francis Chan returns us to the Holy Spirit as the Bible describes Him. He reminds us that we were not created and saved merely to survive our time on earth. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit and are reaping the disastrous results….”
Bill Hybels, Just Walk Across the RoomGrand Rapids: Zondervan : Willow Creek Resources, 2006. “When Christ ‘walked’ clear across the cosmos 2,000 years ago, he had no formulas and no script – just an offer of redemption to people like us, many of whom were neck deep in pain of their own making…. Fi…