Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional


Has anyone else read this book? I found it very exciting and challenging but haven't heard much discussion of it within the CRC circles in spite of it being on a few Top 2009 lists.

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Yes. I went through Deep Church in November of 2009. I enjoyed Belcher's description and I appreciated the way the book was written in a narrative format. Good content and good resource. I would have to revisit the book to highlight specific points but I do remember appreciating his approach to "Deep Worship." Although, having loosely followed Tim Keller and the Redeemer CPC for a few years now, I didn't hear anything too revolutionary. (Especially concerning "Deep Gospel" and "Deep Culture.") I do think the book could appeal to and be a very helpful aid to those within the emergent community or who have emergent tendencies. (Which seems to have been, at least in part, the authors intention.)

Thanks for your comments Shawn.

As I am seeing the reports from Synod, I cannot help but see that we need to be appreciating the challenges the emergent community has leveled and embrace some changes.