A New Kind of Conversation

A New Kind of Conversation

Blogging Toward a Postmodern Faith

Edited by Myron Bradley Penner and Hunter Barnes

A New Kind of Conversation
  • Length: 208 pages
  • Published: June 18, 2007
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-5713-5
  • Item Code: 5713
  • Case Quantity: 44

Using a blog format, A New Kind of Conversation is an experimental book that enters into a conversational theological exploration with five evangelical leaders and academics (Brian McLaren, Bruce Ellis Benson, Ellen Haroutunian, Mabiala Kenzon and Myron Bradley Penner), who are the primary bloggers.

Originally posted on anewkindofconversation.com, people all over the world were invited to blog on the following topics:

  • What is "Postmodernity"?
  • What is a Postmodern Evangelical?
  • Theology and (Non)(Post) Foundationalism
  • The Bible, Theology and Postmodernism
  • Evangelical Faith and (Postmodern) Others
  • Postmodern Apologetics
  • Postmodern Ministry
  • Spiritual Formation in a Postmodern Context.

This book is a condensed version of that conversation.


Primary Bloggers
Foreword by John R. Franke
Introduction: Toward a New Kind of Conversation by the Editors 1
Blog One: What Is "Postmodernism"? By Bruce Ellis Benson 5
Blog Two: What Is a Postmodern Evangelical? by Myron Bradley Penner 37
Blog Three: Theology and (Non)(Post)Foundationalism by Bruce Ellis Benson 65
Blog Four: The Bible, Theology, and Postmodernism by Myron Bradley Penner 89
Blog Five: Evangelical Faith and (Postmodern) Others by Mabiala Kenzo 115
Comments 121
Blog Six: Postmodern Apologetics by Myron Bradley Penner 137
Blog Seven (Part One): Postmodern Ministry: In Search of a Living Orthodoxy by Ellen Haroutunian 163
Blog Seven (Part Two): Ministry in the Now by Ellen Haroutunian 167
Comments 173
Blog Eight: Spiritual Formation in a Postmodern Context by Brian Mclaren 183
Comments 191
Notes 203

Myron Bradley Penner is professor of Philosophy and Theology at Prairie College and lives in Three Hills, B.C., Canada, with his wife and three daughters. He has a BS and MA from Liberty University, Virginia, 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 Theology Society and is the editor and contributor to Christianity and the Postmodern Turn: Six Views.

BY Myron Bradley Penner

Hunter Barnes has a diverse background including professional work as an actor and writer. He has deep interest in narrative theory and orality of scripture, and has been working on a project in the performance of scripture through the Gospel of Mark for the past three years. He received his MA in Communication/Theatre Arts from Regent University in Virginia and is the creative arts director for Zarephath Christian Church.

BY Hunter Barnes