Remixing The Church makes a unique and original contribution to debates about emerging church, by offering a clear and dynamic model of how church traditions change over time. The metaphor of emergence is read and interpreted through the five key moves of auditing, retrieval, unbundling, supplementing and remixing. Remixing is informed by practical experience of alt/emerging congregations and networks and by recent scholarship in practical theology. Both scholarly and accessible, it is the first book to effectively link discussions of emerging church, ecumenism and evangelicalism. It offers both a lucid framework for analysing the contemporary church and a provocative vision for its future. It is a book for thoughtful practitioners and church leaders, which also contributes to academic discussions of ecclesiology, congregational studies, mission, liturgy and worship and practical theology. --Doug Gay is a Lecturer in Practical Theology at the University of Glasgow and a Church of Scotland minister.
In Remixing the Church Doug Gay has pulled off a rare combination of solid scholarship, personal experience, and theological heft all while actually making a whole lot of sense! I am so grateful for this book. It is like sitting down with a long lost relative who can finally tell the story of who your family is, why they seems so weird and why that's all so beautiful. I'll be recommending this book for a very long time. I simply have not read anything else that reads the ecclesial, theological and cultural landscape with such accuracy, honest and respect. --Nadia Bolz-Weber, House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver
We owe Douglas Gay a debt of thanks. Through this book he has made it possible to continue a conversation about the emerging shape of the church, and more precisely 'the emerging church conversation', - with theological depth and breadth, with awareness of the broad range of movements, cultural changes and thinkers, who have influenced it, with courtesy and humility, and without reference to the vitriolic blog wars which bedevil many attempts at a similar conversation in North America. This is a gift from Scotland about the catholicity of the church --Bishop Graham Cray, Archbishops' Missioner and leader of the Fresh Expressions Team
About the Author
Doug Gay is a Lecturer in Practical Theology at the University of Glasgow and a Church of Scotland minister.