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?"
"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'.
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
loosely categorised the site's content into:
new to this site? start here for a crash course on the emerging
real people, real life, real faith
academic articles, random thoughts, deep theology - it's all
hot topics, making links, just saying hello... do it on our
our monthly 'pick of the blogs' plus a few pointers to who's
blogging from their journey in the emerging church
other websites discussing, debating and documenting the emerging
if you really, really, need to know the why, when, who and how
of this site
for last month's front page?
travel back in time:
october 03 (launch issue)
can't decide what to look at?
why not visit this month's