What Is The Emerging Church? (mp3)
Brian McLaren starts by saying why he doesn’t like the term “The Emerging Church” (I like the emerging edge *grin*)… so it’s not about church, it’s about mission … these two words (church & mission) came up in a conversation yesterday I had in my discussion about my Masters 🙂 it’s good to hear what’s more important – i.e. following Jesus! counting the cost … losing our lives … etc. I’m looking forward to following this series.
What is Emerging?
Here’s an earlier attempt to try to put words into what’s “vibrating” inside many …“Do not be surprised if you discover the emergent conversation includes thoughts and feelings that have already occurred to you. Perhaps we forget that when we talk about “the” Reformation, there have been many reformations in the Christian church, and its nature is self-reflexive and committed to correction and renewal.”
The Emerging Church circa 1970
Interesting to hear what the recent author of the book “The Emerging Church” Dan Kimball says here, “Emerging in 1970, or emerging in 2005. I hope we are more concerned about Jesus and His thoughts of our service to Him than anything else.”
I’m still trying to catch up with Scot McKnight’s profilic blogging and input. The recent “Purple Theology” posts are adding “colour” to the discussion.
AN EXPLORATION OF THE EMERGING CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES: THE MISSIOLOGICAL INTENT AND POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE (pdf)
some hard work went into this … thanks Aaron!
Immersed in emerging
Interesting Aussie-in-USA immersion.
How is Emerging Church different?
a U.K point of view …
The Emerging Church: Ancient Faith for a Postmodern world
“Emerging church evangelicals comfortably draw on the rich traditions and practices of the diverse streams of Christianity, believing that by genuinely living where our common faith intersects, we can surpass the efforts of even the most successful ecumenical programs.” … this comment came in 2004.
12 Tension Points in the Emerging Church
A good checklist to keep us on our toes …