Saturday, November 01, 2003

Liquid Church

In liquid church, Pete Ward takes a deep swim in postmodern waters. While many are just trying to dog paddle, Ward explores ways for the church to incarnationally flourish in our contemporary culture….

At times the theologian in me wonders if Ward’s theology is so liquid he ignores Divine person, and thus the importance of gathering. At times the practitioner in me wonders who will fund Pete’s dreams. But the insights around spiritual desire and the creative and missional possibilities around shopping for meaning are worth the price alone. It is a provocative book in which the missionary heartbeat is undeniable. The book is well written. It is concise. It handles well. If you’re serious about being church in the postmodern world, it is worth taking the plunge.

Posted by steve at 07:13 PM


  1. steve, I am reviewing this book for my masters. Can you tell me more what you mean when you say the theologian in you wonders if Ward ignores the divine person?

    Comment by phil — January 15, 2004 @ 4:56 pm

  2. why do you think it’s well written? My fundamental block with this book is that (despite some good ideas)it seems to me poorly written. Would love to know more of your thoughts…

    Comment by maggi — January 17, 2004 @ 8:38 am

  3. I’m kind of with Maggi on this one. I’m wading through Ward’s book at the recommendation of Karen Ward. He has some interesting theories, but my IQ must not be quite high enough to appreciate the conciseness (not to be confused with its brevity).



    Comment by Ron — February 26, 2004 @ 7:12 pm

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