A visionary book for the emergent church.
The church must be like water--flexible, fluid, changeable. This book is a vision for how the church can embrace the liquid nature of culture rather than just scrambling to keep afloat while sailing over it. Ward urges us to move away from the traditional notion of church as a gathering of people meeting in one place at one time to the dynamic notion of the emergent church as a series of relationships and communications. In the Liquid Church, membership is determined by participation and involvement. Liquid Church is continually on the move, flowing in response to the Spirit and the gospel of Jesus, the imagination and creativity of its leaders, and the choices and experiences of it worshippers. In this provocative, insightful, and challenging book, Pete Ward presents his vision of a Liquid Church that addresses the needs of the isolated consumer-Christian by providing connection and community, located in common cause and similar desire for God.
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A fascinating book, looking sociologically and theologically at modern trends in church life. Proposes that church become more 'liquid' in terms of networking, and fluid structures rather than ... Read full review
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Abraham Kuyper activity Andrew Walker argues Barth basic become believers body of Christ choice Christian Christian community common grace communication of Christ communion congregation connect consumer culture contemporary culture dance describes desire develop discussion doctrine evangelism event example experience express faith Father fellowship Fiddes flow fluid church fluid environment global city God's gospel Greenbelt Festival groups Gunton Holy Spirit Ibid idea identity individuals joined to Christ Jürgen Moltmann kind of church kingdom Kuyper labyrinth linked liquid church liquid modernity Malden Manuel Castells means meeting ment mission Moltmann movement mutations nodes nostalgic community notion number of different offers organization participation pattern of church Paul Paul's perichoresis Pete Ward Polity Press prayer premodern Reformation refuge relationship religion religious says seen sense shape significant social society solid church solid modernity song special grace spiritual theological things tion Trinity Twitchell wider Word worship Zygmunt Bauman