Thoughts from Aberdeen

My 2 hour meeting with Steve Steele went well. Steve flew up to see me on his way to Cairo, and I took a ferry over to see him in Aberdeen. Long rough ride, though. And now i am home again but i cant sleep.
Steve had a lot of wisdom and good advice for me. He reminded me that the leaders in India always have like 5 “Timothy’s” around them and those apprentices are always moving on to train others. He also suggested that I figure out how to measure success in the emerging culture churches, so that it can be translated back to conservatives. Some of this is already going on and the measurement is often related to changed society, transformation, reduced crime rates, etc.
He also suggested I send out a short “executive summary” of the global emerging church to organizations and foundations. I used to send out The Boaz Report as an email, but stopped it, partly in reaction to the Christian email spam that is everywhere, and partly because I throw pieces of it on this blog. But i probably should send something out in an old fashioned email for those organizations that still dont have RSS readers or prefer an email.
Right . . . off to bed again.


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" :-)


  • Andrew glad you are getting situated. Sorry about spammers. I have found a new way to pay for you ventures, the new Jerry Falwell Bobblehead Doll. These will be great additions to all monasteries. We can put them on the pulpit and they will remind us of the good old days at Liberty University.

  • doesn’t everyone need a timothy in their lives? heheh.
    how are you guys set for winter in the north, do you have enough warm things?

  • Welcome home, if only for a minute. Man, you get around!
    It’s always hard to imagine how an email newsletter about the emerging church would be read by different people. You do an admirable job of translating across worldviews, something that has proven difficult for a lot of us.

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