A New Kind of Conversation: Blogging toward a Postmodern Faith
Postmodern cultural and intellectual upheavals in Western society have caused evangelicals to consider its movement’s identity and future. Where other books treat the topic of postmodern faith in a traditional book form—an edited volume of essays—this book puts the discussion in a form consistent with its content. Using a weblog motif, A New Kind of Conversation is an experimental book that discusses the state and future of evangelicalism with five bloggers—Brian McLaren, Bruce Ellis Benson, Ellen Haroutunian, Mabiala Kenzon, and Myron Bradley Penner—who are also evangelical leaders and academics.
Follow along with leading Christian thinkers, and enter into genuine and accessible conversation about the opportunities and possibilities of a postmodern Christian faith in a world that is diverse, multifaceted, and constantly in flux.
A New Kind of Conversation addresses numerous issues, including:
- What is postmodernism?
- Evangelical faith and postmodern ”others’
- Postmodernism and spiritual formation
- Postmodern evangelicalism
The Logos edition of A New Kind of Conversation integrates completely with your digital library. Scripture passages link directly to your favorite English translation and your original-language texts, instantly connecting you to a wealth of resources. Networked passage guides, word studies, and commentaries allow you to delve into God’s Word like never before.
- Discussion of postmodern faith
- Foreword by John R. Franke
- Contributions by Brian McLaren, Mabiala Kenzo, Bruce Ellis Benson, and Ellen Haroutunian
Praise for the Print Edition
This book is sure to engage all levels of thinkers within the conversation who are each approaching from their own vantage point . . . Myron Penner has, yet again, successfully brought together some leading contributors of contemporary thought.
- Title: A New Kind of Conversation: Blogging toward a Postmodern Faith
- Editors: Myron Bradley Penner and Hunter Barnes
- Publisher: Paternoster
- Publication Date: 2007
- Pages: 240
About the Editors
Myron Bradley Penner is a professor of philosophy and theology at Prairie College and lives in Three Hills, Alberta with his wife and three daughters. Myron has a BS and an MA from Liberty University and a PhD from New College, Edinburgh University. He is the co-chair of the Study Group for Evangelical Theology and Postmodernism at the Evangelical Theological Society and the editor of Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views.
Hunter Barnes has a diverse background including professional work as an actor and a writer. He has a deep interest in narrative theory, orality, Scripture, and he has been working on a project in the performance of Scripture through the Gospel of Mark for the past three years. Hunter received his MA in communication/theater arts from Regent University in Virginia. He lives in Zarephath, New Jersey with his wife and three daughters, and he is the creative arts director for Zarephath Christian Church.