Doug Pagitt (b. 1966) is the pastor of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a popular speaker, author of several books, general editor of the forth-coming An Emergent Manifesto, and an influential voice in the Emergent church movement.
Pagitt studied anthropology at Bethel College, earned an MA in Theology from Bethel Seminary, and has been the pastor of Solomon's Porch, described as "a holistic, missional Christian community", since its inception in January 2000. He is also a Senior Fellow with Emergent Village, described as "a growing, generative friendship among missional Christians seeking to love our world in the Spirit of Jesus Christ".
Pagitt asserts that pastors must be intimately involved in the life of the community and approach preaching less as one-way speach and more as "progressional dialogue". His ministry models have received criticism, in particluar from 'emerging' but now-shunning-'emergent' pastor Mark Driscoll ( Confessions of a Reformission Rev.: Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006), and from others such as Apprising Ministries.
- Interview with Todd Friel on Way of the Master Radio (MP3) - Transcript available here
- Interview with Matt Slick of Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry (MP3)
- Reimagining Spiritual Formation (2004) ISBN 0310256879
- Preaching Re-Imagined (2005) ISBN 0310258030
- BodyPrayer (2005) ISBN 1400071488
- The Search to Belong (2001) ISBN 0310255007
- The Post-Evangelical (2003) ISBN 0310253853
- Adventures in Missing the Point (2003) ISBN 0310253845
- Making Sense of Church (2003) ISBN 031025499X
- Postmodern Children's Ministry (2004) ISBN 0310257549
- Stumbling Toward Faith (2004) ISBN 0310257557
- Leadership Wisdom from Unlikey Voices (2004) ISBN 0310258006
- A Generous Orthodoxy (2004) ISBN 0310257476
- Practitioners (2005) ISBN 0830738088
- Listening to the Beliefs of the Emerging Churches (2007) ISBN 0310271355