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emporor arcadia[REFLECTION] 09.08
5 Things We Got Wrong in the Emerging Church

" For over a decade here in Australia I have been involved in what some have labelled the Emerging Missional Church. Over the last two years I have been asking a lot of questions and critically reflecting upon this movement..."

Hyphenated Emergents

"I am going to preach this morning. Actually, in all probability I will be preaching by the time you read this. I will not be away from home in some alien pulpit, though, but at home in my own parish and among those whom I love..."

bird[RELECTION] 09.08
Beyond the Emerging Church

"There have been many entry points for people into the emerging church conversation, different events, books, speakers, experiences and flavours.."

bird[RELECTION] 09.08
Has the Emerging Church Wilted

" Time will tell if initiatives like Dan Kimball and Scot McKnight's non-Emergent emerging church network will revive the churches that once called themselves emerging.."

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2007 nov/dec 07 : october 07 : september 07 : aug 07 : july07 : june 07 : may 07 : april 07 : march 07 : february07 : january07

2006 : december 06 : november06 : october06 : september06 : august06 : june06 : may06 : april06 : march05 : february06 : january06 :

2005 : december05 : november05 : october05 : september05 (simple church) : august05 : july05 : june05 : may05 : 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)

Which way now?

This month the blogs were alive with discussion of the predicted death of the phrase 'emerging church'

R.I.P. Emerging Church

Emerging Church: The demise of the term since 2004

The Emerging Church: 5 years later - The definition has changed

but surely there's more to this than titles. What will emerging church become? Is it time to move on to the next stage of the church's evolution or is it still a beacon of hope for many, offering a fresh and vibrant approach to following Christ in culture? We've gathered a few different perspectives. Read and decide for yourself


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