01: Writer Donald Miller has become a spokesman for evangelicals frustrated with evangelical culture while still trying to maintain their beliefs. Miller, whose best-selling books include Blue Like Jazz and To Own A Dragon, delivers his thoughts on Christianity in a personal, highly informal manner that candidly discusses the problems of being an evangelical.
Miller speaks to mainstream evangelicals and rarely challenges evangelical touchstones, yet he serves as a bridge to a more bohemian and secular culture, (for instance, questioning taboos on alcohol or cursing) and stressing spirituality and a narrative approach to faith
(Source: Christianity Today, June)
02: Creation Spirituality Communities, Inc. represents the next chapter in the unconventional ministry of Matthew Fox. He started out as a Catholic priest who came under fire from the Vatican for his blending of ecology and alternative and mystical spiritualities.
Fox subsequently became an Episcopal priest while his work with creation spirituality became increasingly ecumenical and interfaith. Now he has taken what he calls the “second Reformation” further, as he plans to establish a network of ecumenical churches and spiritual communities around the world to promote his vision of a global creation spirituality.
(Christian News, April 30)