A TOUCHING PLACE FOR THE EMERGING CHURCH | MAY 05
 
 


[REFLECTION] 05.05
Running from culture
BRIAN TURNER
Dothan, AL. USA

"M. Night Shyamalan's movie "The Village" about a group of people who chose to separate themselves from modern society In an attempt to live a life free of horrors. This is not much different from what many of our Churches have become..."

[EVENT] 05.05

A day to do three things:
reflect on how the site has gone so far, meet with contributors and users of the site and to dream how it might develop in the future.
A small gathering with worship and stories from some emerging church groups in Birmingham.

And we’d love you to be part of it. Click here for more...

[VIRTUAL CAFE STORY] 05.05
A tapestry vision
BOBBY VAUGHN
'Tapestry' : Grand Junction, CO, USA


".. I kind of feel like the ‘weirdo’ right now (Every Pastor I show this to raises their eyebrows and pat me on the head and tells me I’ll “mature in the Lord one of these days”)..."

all previous month's front pages are archived for your viewing pleasure:

2005 : april05 : march05 : february05 : january05 :

2004 : december04 : november04 (the 'all blog' issue) : october04 (the 'branding' issue) : september04 : august04 (the ipod bishop) : june04 : may04 : april04 : march04 (the 'downunder' issue) : february04 (mission-shaped church) : january04 :

2003 : december03 : november03 : october03 (launch issue)

 

[REFLECTION] 05.05
DIY spirituality and pop culture
PHILIP JOHNSON
Australia

...salvation slogans are just "noise" or "static" on the airwaves to the outsider. Simply accosting people and saying "Jesus loves you, Jesus died for you, Jesus saves", assumes that the listener already knows what you mean. It is like a spam e-mail, something to be immediately erased from the in-box...

...Where is the rising Generation? What Happened to the last one (which worked its way to the back of your church and deeper into the pigeon holes of 'lost sheep and prodigal sons')?..

GAZ KISHERE (Bournemouth, UK) asks 'what is emerging anyway?' - 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


can't decide what to look at?
why not visit this month's
RANDOM LINK



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