Other Emerging Church Stuff

Catching up on Emerging Church stuff around the world:

– Emergent Kiwi has a list of postgraduate emerging church research papers.

– DJChaung wraps up his thoughts on Godblogcon.

Emerging Solutions and Problems‘ – Christianity Today tackles D.A. Carson’s book ‘Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church.

Normal Church vs. House Church, by Frank Viola.

– Steve Adams on Emerging Options

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  • Interesting article by Viola. But what about those that have the gift of teaching? Shouldn’t they be the ones to be the mainstays of the instructional time?
    I’m all for sharing and having times where everybody can contribute. I’m just thinking that we shouldn’t confusing teaching and sharing.

  • I was shocked at how fair and balanced the review of Carson was, especially with the way that he carefully explained the emerging church without necessarily blasting Carson for his inconsistencies and errors. Then I saw that the review was by Eddie Gibbs . . . oh, that explains it.
    I thought the Gibbs did his best to pull out the positive from a book that is kind of . . . negative. Ok, I thought it was really negative. The best part is that Gibbs explains why Carson and McLaren do not see eye to eye. His encouragement for future dialogue between the likes of Carson and McLaren may be possible because of his careful explanation of McLaren’s pastoral emphasis and Carson’s academic viewpoint.
    More than a review, Gibbs provides a way forward, instead of harping (like I have done!) that the emerging church really needs more than 11 pages of strengths listed and then an entire book on its weaknesses. Gibbs shows where we are coming from and what needs to happen if we want to keep the bond of peace in the church.

  • I was shocked at how fair and balanced the review of Carson was, especially with the way that he carefully explained the emerging church without necessarily blasting Carson for his inconsistencies and errors. Then I saw that the review was by Eddie Gibbs . . . oh, that explains it.
    I thought the Gibbs did his best to pull out the positive from a book that is kind of . . . negative. Ok, I thought it was really negative. The best part is that Gibbs explains why Carson and McLaren do not see eye to eye. His encouragement for future dialogue between the likes of Carson and McLaren may be possible because of his careful explanation of McLaren’s pastoral emphasis and Carson’s academic viewpoint.
    More than a review, Gibbs provides a way forward, instead of harping (like I have done!) that the emerging church really needs more than 11 pages of strengths listed and then an entire book on its weaknesses. Gibbs shows where we are coming from and what needs to happen if we want to keep the bond of peace in the church.

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