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Um, how to start this review. Well, um, “Finding our way again” is the wrong way. How’s that to cover the jist of it?

I admit, I am not a Brian Mclaren fan but I have some people I respect that like him so I wanted to give him another look. Also, I have tried a couple of the books in the “The Ancient Practices” series and have found them to be…. well….um…. lacking. However, why not give it another look? This book was my answer to this question.

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OK, with my normal book reviews I have to do the whole legal thing of saying I got this book for free in exchange for a review. Not so this time, I had the get the book all on my own (what’s up with that Mr. Kluck?) and then I decided to do a review.

Kinda Christianity is a tongue in cheek, sarcastic little book that is a play off of Brain Mclaren’s book “A New Kind of Christianity”. If you are looking for a book that debates the points Mr. Mclaren made in his book, this is not it. If you’re looking for a book that digs into the theology of Emergent verses the traditional Christian standard, keep looking (Maybe towards “Why We’re Not Emergent by the same author). If you’re looking for a funny take on the stereotypes with Emergent’s loudest voices that bust through the smoke screen of defenses to deflect from the errors with the Emergent movement….. one that will make you laugh and say “That’s not right….” at the same time….. BINGO! You found it!

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ted kluck colorOK, Ted might not be comfortable with my blog title but I think he’ll forgive me anyways.

Last week, I was blessed to be able to host Christian and sports author, Ted Kluck into our little town. I first came across Ted when reading the book he co-authored called “Why We’re Not Emergent by Two Guys Who Should Be” with his friend and pastor, Kevin DeYoung. The book really captured my attention due to my history with and interest with the challenges of the Emergent church. They do a great job of surfing through the multiple authors of the Emergent movement and address many theological issues that need checked and addressed.

From there, I continued to touch base with Ted through his blog, Ted Wins a Blog. His CCM Smackdowns are still the funniest thing I have seen in a long time (a fresh batch are waiting for me when I get some free time)!

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Moody Publishing Author
Ted Kluck is coming to Marion!

Thursday, 8/20/09

Book Signing at The Shepherd’s Nook
316 McMahan Blvd
(Next to Kohl’s in Marion)
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Speaking Engagment at The Shepherd’s Fellowship
1647 Marion-Marysville Road
(State Route 4 just south of Barks Road in Marion)
7:00pm

Both events are FREE.
There will be a love gift offering taken at the speaking engagment

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OK, I said in an earlier post that I was taking a break from addressing frustrations in the “Emergent” camp. That lasted a couple days.

I came across a youtube video where Doug Pagitt offers some “reflection” on the terms emergence, Emergent, and the emerging church. You can view it here…

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I don’t know a lot about Scott McKnight but after reading his latest post (recommended by taddelay, a blogger I casually follow and has posted here before), I want to know a little bit more about him. It appears that he and Dan Kimball (one of the only ones in the “Emergent” movement that I have liked some of his writings) are doing some new things together. I have plenty of more research to do there of course.

Anyways, this lead to another blog which was a response from Tony Jones (an “Emergent” leader who I have not been impressed with in much of any way at all).

In this blog, Tony joins Scott in their disregard for titles such as emergent and emerging. That titles mean nothing and what matters is the heart of any of these discussions.

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