The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

2 Responses

  1. J C says:

    Nice summary of Tickle’s work. I haven’t read the book but I’ve heard her speak on different occasions and this is a fair summary of what she has to say. She would be first to admit that we don’t know how it is all going to be sorted out because we’re at the beginning of the “age.” For instance, the denominations that rose following the Reformation are dying – hence the UCC in Canada and the slow death of denominational churches in the U.S. Instead, we’re seeing mega churches setting up satellite campuses near and far (ala Hamilton and Driscoll). We are indeed living in interesting times.

  1. June 1, 2013

    […] beliefs, was clearly one of a traditional Catholic framework.  Phyllis Tickle in her work The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why identifies four quadrants of Christian belief, one being Liturgicals.  She then goes on, as she […]