A TOUCHING PLACE FOR THE EMERGING CHURCH | FEBRUARY 04
 
 

[STORIES] 02.04
To coincide with the lanch of 'Mission Shaped Church' we're glad to be able to share four new stories from the emerging church in the UK:

In God's garden
DEREK SPENCER
: Eden : Sussex UK

Building bridges in the black country
STE COOK : Bridge Builders : West Midlands UK

From a 'merging church' to an emerging church
SI JOHNSTON
: Christ Church & Upton Chapel and Church.co.uk : London UK

The story (so far) of DNA Networks
DAVID BEALES
: DNA : Colchester UK


[REFLECTION] 02.04
Open Source Theology
ANDREW PERRIMAN
UK

"Over the last few years we have seen a lot of emerging church rise to the surface in various parts of world - like bits of buoyant debris from a sinking ship... But with all this change going on, what is happening to our theology, our belief-system? Are we sure it will float? Or is there a danger that it will go down with the ship?"

[REFLECTION] 02.04
Lines of convergence:
global-urban-postmodern
GEOFF HOLSCLAW
Chicago, USA

"For the emerging church conversation to become more than a parochial, idiomatic exchange, it too should gaze upon the global, then urban, and only then the postmodern, seeking lines of convergence with the worldwide church"


"...we have begun to recognize that there are many ways in which the reality of 'church' can exist... the challenge is how to work with that variety so that everyone grows together in faith and eagerness to learn about and spread the Good News..."

ROWAN WILLIAMS The Archbishop of Canterbury in the foreword to 'Mission-shaped Church'.

[REFLECTION] 02.04
The Angli-CAN Church
JONNY BAKER
London UK

"Just occasionally something takes you completely by surprise..."

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The Church of England's new report on 'church planting and fresh expressions of church in a changing context' has just been published. We have comment from Jonny Baker, discussion raging on our forums and articles in the archive from two of the reports authors:
George Lings : 'What is Emerging Church?

Gill Poole : 'Finding places of resonance'

Emerging Church is...

Dan Thompson has entered the first definition of 'Emerging Church' on Wikepedia - an online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. And he's put a link to us there - so how could we not choose him for this month's PICK OF THE BLOGS

we've loosely categorised the site's content into:

[BEGINNERS GUIDE]
new to this site? start here for a crash course on the emerging church

[STORIES]
real people, real life, real faith

[REFLECTION]
academic articles, random thoughts, deep theology - it's all here

[DISCUSSION]
hot topics, making links, just saying hello... do it on our discussion boards

[BLOGS]
our monthly 'pick of the blogs' plus a few pointers to who's blogging from their journey in the emerging church

[LINKS]
other websites discussing, debating and documenting the emerging church

[ABOUT]
if you really, really, need to know the why, when, who and how of this site

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