“So smartly written, so clearly framed, and so winsomely present that it deserves your time, money, and attention.”
Brian D. McLaren
‘Brilliant’ is not a word I use very often in describing a book, but I am using it with this one. Church In The Inventive Age is brilliant in its conciseness and economy of words, its clarity and its insights. But beyond all that, it’s alive – alive with pregnant possibilities and with obvious applications. It’s a ‘must read’ for every pastor and lay person concerned with Church in our times."
"I always appreciate it when someone offers a compact theory for understanding an issue. Doug clearly demonstrates how the church, whether we like it or not, is in the world and does, in different ways, reflect its cultural milieu. But he goes on to concisely challenge us to not be of the world by inventing news ways of being the church. A very helpful little book!"
David Hayward, aka ‘nakedpastor’
"Here’s a little book full of big ideas about where we’ve been and where we’re going. There’s something in here for almost everyone to disagree with. Which makes it a great catalyst for conversation."
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author of God’s Economy and The Wisdom of Stability
"Pagitt makes good on his promise to raise provocative questions for those of us who care about the church. Those who find themselves straddling seemingly different worlds will find ways to manage that straddle more gracefully, especially if they allow themselves not be afraid."
Robert A. Pyne, Director, Peace and Justice Center, St. Norbert College
"In Church in The Inventive Age, Doug explores the ongoing cultural shifts occurring not only with culture but especially within the church. These shifts are bringing out a new sense of creativity and imagination that has never existed before. How we make meaning with people is becoming of central concern. Doug provides a valuable perspective and suggests some profoundly simple insights on navigating and participating effectively in that change."
Jonathan Brink, Thrive Ministries, thriven.org
“I highly recommend Church in the Inventive Age to all Episcopalians struggling to find words to express what it means to be church today.”
Bishop Brian N. Prior
“Church in the Inventive Age may be the very spark that ignites a fire in you to re-imagine the world.”