Emergent Church ‘Roadshow’ Sunday at Michigan Church

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HUDSONVILLE, MI (July 31, 2008) – Three controversial leaders of the emergent church movement will bring “The Church Basement Roadshow: A Rollin’ Gospel Revival,” to Fellowship Covenant Church at 7 p.m.  Sunday.

The roadshow features Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt and Mark Scandrette, who are on a 32-city tour crisscrossing the country in a bio-diesel RV.

The trio has attracted praise and criticism for their writings. Jones is the author of The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier; Pagitt has written A Christianity Worth Believing; and Scandrette has published Soul Graffiti: Making a Life in the Way of Jesus.

“This will be unlike any book tour people have seen,” said Jones. “We’ll be barnstorming the country, shaking the rafters with our ancient-future message of hope.”

The trio will play six characters in their 90-minute show that includes book readings and musical theater. The show opens with them as 1908 revivalists in the tradition of Billy Sunday – Preacher A.L. Withee (Scandrette), Big Brother Duke (Pagitt) and Professor A.W. Hawthorne (Jones). They’re even bringing their own “healing balm.”

Jones told the Omaha World-Herald, “It’s a fun take on the history and ideas of the faith, with laughs and songs, but also a definitive message.”

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with the authors following the show.

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