saturday, in the park

. . i think it is the 24th of january
saturday, in the park,
a park next to an internet cafe

people typing
people blogging
a man aggregating . . .

can you hear my family
. . . waiting for RSS feeds

playing in Princess Di park
while their dad
taps on keyboards . . .

sad story, i know, but i am only taking 30 minutes away from the family to tackle email and check the blogs.
as for the comments. let me answer a few of them here.
big churches hiring emerging gen pastors? – dont be snobbish, we should thank God that there are still megachurches who can do things we cant do on a scale we cant afford and with incredible speed.
RSS – its changing the way we work and surf. The filter is mightier than the funnel.
Is blogging the way forward? No, its only a reflection of our current value system. Blogging will not make your life any more interesting than putting another window on your house. (daniel in the bible had a window). the story has to be there. and it has to be a good story. so get a life, and then get a blog.
have a great weekend. talk to you on monday.

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

4 Comments

  • Regarding RSS… Blogger is now publishing via ATOM, theirs and MT’s new RSS format. Not all RSS readers can read them (doh!) but Bloglines can.
    Bloglines is a web based RSS reader that works really nice. You can find it at http://www.bloglines.com and it has a pretty cool feature that allows you to share your RSS feeds. You can see mine at http://www.bloglines.com/public/jordoncooper.
    It also imports OPML files which means that even if you don’t use it, you can put the RSS feeds you read on public display and let other people discover what you are reading.

  • Andrew,
    Been watching your blog for a while. Saw the comment regarding megachurches and not being snobbish, etc. Not sure I want to thank God yet for megas that start “pomo” services or hire pastors to lead those services. So far the ones I’ve seen care little for postmodern theology (post-evangelical or post-foundational), and care more about a new church growth strategy. The world has had plenty of church growth strategies. Until the megachurches start offering a different message with their candles, poetry, and acoustic guitars, they can call it what they want, but it’s still Xianity tailored to the needs of hungry consumers.

  • greg says it better than me.
    my comment in the previous post was because I so struck by the irony of the command and control structures at the heart of “mega” and the organic~ness at the heart of so much emergent. if that’s snobbish, then so be it.

  • I am a snob according to andrew jones

    Andrew Jones is a good friend. He saved me in Seattle when I was undergoing extreme US and emerging church culture shock. The tall skinny Kiwi gently tucked the cultureshocked short Kiwi under his arm and lead him away for…

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