Saturday, September 26, 2009

McKnight on the most "influential books"

Hi: I'm not posting this to necesarily to start a conversation -- I just thought you might find McKnight's discussion of the most influential books in his life interesting. After you watch this, we can return to the previous thread about influencing culture. McKnight is a voracious reader as well as prolific writer.



... By-the-way, McKnight started out teaching at a seminary, but decided to move to a liberal arts college in order to have greater influence on unchurched young people ... a good example of what we were talking about in the previous thread.

10 comments:

Robert said...

Nice pick for a "Selah" amongst other considerations.

just joe said...

I'm getting ready to read "Life Together" by Bonhoeffer as well as "Deep Church" by Jim Belcher. Always one more book to read.

Ed said...

Really good. I've been reading McKnight's blog for several years, but this is the first time I've heard or seen him. So glad he included Joseph Epstein. Wonderful writer.

Thanks, Joe.

just joe said...

thanks Ed. Following along McKnight's blog is nearly like getting an academic degree in Religion or Theology. He has reviews and overviews of more books than I've ever heard of. I have not found many other blogs that are so beneficial.

just joe said...

by-the-way, Robert, Brian and Steve, I think you would find today's posting on Belcher's book, on Jesuscreed interesting.

Scot McKnight says;

The issue is deeper: what do low church evangelicals do, what can they do, when their churches are stuck -- and deeply stuck -- in the low church tradition and have no place and no history for the Great Tradition when it comes to worship.

Robert said...

You know I am liking that...for a number of reasons.

Brian Emmet said...

Sorry to be behind here. What low church folk do is move towards "great Tradition" ideas and forms, often adapting what they adopt. I think the other option is to become increasingly ephemeral.

just joe said...

I started reading Belcher's book last night.

Brian: What the 'other option' that you say is increasingly ephemeral?

steve H said...

Am also reading Belcher. Finished part 1. finding tendency to want to jump ahead to discussion of it.

just joe said...

Ed Chinn sent out some good quotes from iMonk’s
blog yesterday that relate to the same issues that Belcher’s addressing in his book.

There is also a good review and discussion today on jesuscreed of Belcher’s view of the problems with both traditional preaching, and emerging forms of communicating the gospel. On the emerging side, Belcher critiques Doug Pagitt’s “relational-set hermeneutic” – I might skip ahead and read that … it sounds a little like what we are doing on Tuesdays nights.