Peaceful Turtles

"Andrew . . . I am setting up a podcasting website called Peaceful Turtles [which was] named from an article you wrote about what you didn’t like about house church . We left like turtles and not as skunks and endevor to support the traditional church." Email from Keith.

Way cool, Keith.  24-7prayer did a shorter version. Regarding the origin of "turtles" I state in that article [My Gripes About The House Church Movement, 2002] that the turtles and skunks analogy is originally from Bro. Tho Wolf, a great teacher who has not written books but has influenced many of us. The third option of "Butterflies", was suggested by Kerstin Hack of Berlin. And for the record, I am a big fan of house church. And of the next generation of house churches that have even less visibility and structure.

I love the name of your site and I agree that much of the emerging church off the radar is being built by peaceful turtles. I pray every blessing on your website, podcasting and ministry.


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.

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