The Conversation continues …

“What is Emerging?: A Conversation about a New Kind of Church”
I’ve downloaded all the mp3s … looks good .. I’m listening to Brian’s talk now, glanced through the powerpoint of Dr. Mike Wittmer this afternoon while I was downloading the rest. Interesting.

Brian McLaren and the Emergent Conversation…
Steve Argue lists down the questions he used to facilitate a panel discussion .. good questions. I liked his brief summary of the event, “The conversation, in my estimation, was really a conversation rather than a debate. What I experienced were three people, passionate about the gospel of Jesus and the church sharing their dreams, concerns, and critiques. Something was communicated beyond the “presentations” … a message that Christians of all types can truly dialogue with one another. I hope that spills over into all corners of Jesus following communities.”

McLaren, Wittmer, Dobson…
an insightful comment on the audience in contrast with the presenters, “Really? Is this what God has called pastoral brothers and sisters to be? We are either for or against one another based on the writings of McLaren, Dobson, and Wittmer? The frustrating irony was that these guys were not the people who were trying to drum up the ranks to choose sides. It seemed more like acid reflux. Some of those within the audience couldn’t help themselves.”

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