Cityside/Parallel Universe : Auckland, New Zealand
Ever wondered what the alternative to carols and christingles
Mark tells us of postcards, paddling pools and pongas in a
Call to Missional Revolution
Missionaries : Brighton, Australia
book 'The Shaping of Things to Come' by Mike Frost and Alan
Hirsch is both an incisive critique of much current missiology/ecclesiology
as well as a challenge to boldly re-imagine what it means
to do mission and be the church in a post-christian age. This
is a call to revolution! "
things have become “post-” in our culture because the past
is undesirable, but the future is unnamable. From post-industrial,
post-literate, post-imperial, post-colonial, post-Christian,
and post-modern, various labels are employed to describe this
emerging culture. One “post-” we need to consider more closely
topics on Discussion Boards:
don't like the idea of preaching being entertainment. I have
sat through too many sermons that were mainly about entertainment.
I really can't see the point of having any element of worship
that is so two dimensional as preaching lasting for more than
Is preaching a valid communication tool?]
we are thinking about doughnut churches what types of doughnut
church could there be?
- dunkin donuts
- kripsy kreme
(lots of hype, focused on the experience)
- jam doughnut
(there is DEFINITELY something in the middle)
- ring doughnut
(there is definitely lots around the edge)
- doughnut bites
(lots of little doughnuts)
any kind of doughnut you would like (free!)
- seeker sensitive
over to you? "
[Forum: Reflections: Comments, questions and kudos]
The emerging church at Christmas
this time of year, a quiet battle is going on. The might of the
corporations against a child in a feeding trough. In
pulpits across the country Christians rail helplessly against
the onslaught of the ‘holiday season’. Together we watch as year
by year the ‘real Christmas story’ is marginalised by the annual
festival of consumption. But
as emerging churches do we have any alternative that moves beyond
quietly tut tut ing and getting stuck into the mince pies?"
coining a new phrase today, I think: "Syncretic Evangelism"...
engage a person in their own culture, and without their explicit
knowledge, trying to claim them as a Christian... a path of
enlightenment within which one can pick and choose his buffet
Mann argues for a re-evaluation of conversion. 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