Emergent Convention – Nashville

ec04How bummed i am that i cant be there. As you know, i was supposed to give a few seminars entitled “Forward Slash” -a 2-part series that dealt with ministry in a new media world. As it turned out, there was an accidental “slash” of my hand and i am all stitched up and unable to travel. At least you will get to meet Jonny Baker, who just VJ’ed a seminar at Grace Cathedral (San Francisco). Jonny’s seminars are on the same time as mine were and I was feeling bad that some people would have to choose.
Those of you from England can hear “Forward Slash” in London at an event called Blah, May 25th. You can also read some material that i will post soon here.

index-3David Crowder is leading worship and you should look out for VJ Travis also. Many of my friends are speaking – cant list them all, but if you want to meet some of them, then look out for Spencer Burke of The Ooze, Mark Miller, Joe Myers, Tim Conder Dan Kimball, Tim Keel Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt (who features in my article “Buffy The Backside Slayer“), Holly Rankin Zaher, Mark Scandrette (who i talked into coming to San Francisco in 1998) and Chris Seay (who talked me into coming to Austin in 1998), Brian MacLaren, Alan Roxburgh
There were also some guys that i was looking forward to meeting – Brennan Manning, Robert Webber and Dave Tomlinson, who i should have met by now since he also lives in London.

brennan_manningEspecially Brennan Manning. Dang it! I’m going to miss out on meeting Brennan Manning. Brennan Almighty. Dangit. Once we were driving through New Orleans and we thought of stopping in and seeing him. But we figured he would be too busy to see us, him being famous, and us being peons. but hey – you guys will get to meet him in person. The Great and Humble Brennan Manning.
Am I rambling?
Lots of bloggers will be there in Nashiville – who has a long list of them???????


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Heidi says:

    jen lemen and holly rankin zaher are both there, and i think jen is blogging. the ec website still only has the sf blogger list.

  • Steve K. says:

    I’ll be in Nashville Friday and Saturday, but blogging very little, methinks. Sorry you won’t be there. I hope I meet Jonny Baker. That’d be pretty cool.Your “Forward Slash” thing also sounds very cool. Get well soon and visit us again State-side. BTW — Charlotte, NC is nice place to visit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Aaron O. says:

    I just got to Nashville tonight and hope to blog on the convention as much as possible. I’ll be hanging out with my younger brother the whole week, so we’ll see how much I actually get done. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JONATHAN M. says:

    very unfortunate for all of us that you aren’t here in nashville now. this is my first comment on your site although i’ve followed your blog for some time. i learn much and enjoy the conversation here. as a youth pastor i mostly use a blog to continue my conversation with students, but now i am finally committing to get into a more theological and ministry conversation with peers and mentors. get better and hopefully i’ll get to meet you soon.

  • jonny says:

    andrew hi! sorry you won’t be in nashville. blah is may 26 in london – not may 25!!! see you then

  • You beat me to it! It’s late here, but I pulled up your site just to make the pun about forward slash and your arm. Great minds…make the same corny jokes. At any rate, I pray that it heals quickly, and that the EC goes well. Hopefully the blogging of it will be great, as with the first (DesertPastor.com had some great stuff posted).
    Grace and peace,

  • Andrew says:

    thanks jonny – blah is may 26th in london.

  • Seth says:

    andrew, disappointment flows through my veigns with your absence this week. i’ll be at the convention and will also be blogging, though it probably won’t be as intelligently informative as most other blogs from the week.

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  • Clint says:

    Man, I would have gone if you came. (I live in Nashville)

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