Doug Pagitt has completed his four-book cycle on the Christian faith in the “Inventive Age.” Doug coined that phrase to explain what he thinks is going on right now.
Back when we started what became Emergent Village, we talked a lot about the particular age that we are now living in. And we were highly influenced by the writings of Richard Florida regarding the rise of the “Cultural Creatives.” Florida argues that what America has to offer the global economy is not the return of blue collar manufacturing — sorry ObamaRomneyGingrich, it’s not gonna happen — but the uniquely creative ideas and products that have launched Apple, Disney, and thousands of other companies.
Back in those early days, we thought: If this is the future of the American economy, it should also be the future of the American church.
Doug was a leader in those conversations, and these books really bear the full fruit of his thinking over the past decade. With the publication last week of his book on evangelism — a book that he has been talking about writing as long as I’ve known him — the set is complete. They are:
Get one, get ‘em all. And connect with Doug online to converse with him about the ideas in these books.