Emerging Church in Korea and Hong Kong?

Fuzz Kitto of Spirited will be in Korea (March 3-9) and Hong Kong (March 9-15) and is on the search for people or churches “seeking the way of the emerging church”. Let him know. Technorati Tags: emerging church

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Future of Blogging

Jordon is bored with blogging, having logged in a solid ten years on his site at geocities and then at JordonCooper.com. I am a year or so away from my decade of web journaling and I know how he feels. I wrote a sentence in his comments on the future of blogging. “Andrew Jones is…

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Out of Africa – 1

I am back from South Africa and am very HAPPY. It was a fantastic time. The South Africans were great hosts and they treated us like kings. I have lots of stories and maybe some videos for later on. One of the highlights for me was meeting some key leaders from India and hearing about…

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Blog Fast. Back 25th Feb.

No blogging here for 10 days. I am in London tomorrow and Friday and then in Johannesburg for a week. I wont be responding to comments. Pray for me. Peace Out!

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A New Kind of Hierarchy

The State of the Blogosphere Part 2 is now available and the graphs you see have a shape that is getting more common. Its not a bell curve but rather a curvy slide down with a long tail. This is because it follows a power law distribution which best portrays the kind of hierarchy we…

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My Blog’s Family Tree – Yours?

Andreas pointed me to TouchGraph Google Browser. This is a topography of my blog and how it is linked in the blogosphere. Interesting to note that of the 7 hubs around me, I played a direct role in encouraging most of them (not all) to start and they have been generous in linking back and…

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Hanging with DAWN Ministries in Joburg

Olgavaro Bastos Jnr (from Brasil) and I are the two Emerging Church people giving presentations next week in Johannesburg. I have mentioned Olgavaro before. The Tribal Generation website is still all in Portuguese, but there will be an English translation soon. Both of us will be talking about church planting movements in the emerging culture.…

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Emerging Movement: Future or Fad?

“the EM [emerging movement] is a missionally shaped ecclesiology that seeks to unite Christians for the sake of unleashing the gospel to change the world, rather than a theological movement designed to demand conformity on specific theological issues.” Scot McKnight, The Future of Fad: A Look at the Emerging Church Movement, (PDF) Ahhhhh. Now I…

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Valentines

Not very romantic. But I took Debbie out for a valentines lunch yesterday after showing her the flowers I picked for her. We went to the Flattie Bar at the Stromness Hotel and had a pint with our cheeseburgers. And then a game of pool. In the evening we gave chocolate hearts to the kids.…

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Gaming and Training

Hats off to the Christian Century Magazine who just published a (paper-only?) special on theological education for the future. Its entitled “Seminary 2050” and my copy just came to the door. Great to see other voices on the same topic from friends of mine like Brian McLaren and Maggi Dawn. Great also, to see my…

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Missional Order

A new missional order and network announced by leaders of Allelon. Alan Roxburgh describes it in this article as a multi-generational movement of missional leaders. This sounds like a continuation of the discussions we had in 2004 at Fuller with Alan and the Allelon group. i LIKE this group and i LIKE Alan R. This…

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what i would say to the young american emerging churches

what would i probably say to young (north) american emerging churches? in this present climate of constant criticism? maybe i am scribbling this more to get something off my skinny chest before the day begins, but there might be something worthwhile in there. “I have been listening to the latest wave of criticism against the…

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Stuff in Europe

Heres a PDF from Ian Nicolson of 24-7 Prayer. He says there is a Big Conversation in Belgrade May 19-21 Scott from EMRG tells me that have just updated their numbers on Europe spiritual condition. Roundtable this August in Germany called Die Gefaehrten. 50 emerging leaders of underground ministry networks are being selected from around…

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Satsang: my Aradhna CD

“aradhna means worship: the group captures the beauty and dignity of india‚Äôs bhajan devotional melodies with music that blends east and west” (From the Aradna website. Check out this video and see what i am talking about.) My Aradhna (Satsang) CD finally arrived. Let me complain a little here. Apart from making me BUY it…

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Blogging and the SBC/IMB

(Email from a SBC Pastor regarding this controversy) “Andrew, . . . You pointed to the SBC controversy with baptism and speaking in tongues policies in the IMB on your blog a while back. I don’t know if you have kept up with this any, but it is really heating up and is being driven…

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40 Days of Emerging Church ala 1970

The cycle starts again today on Our Daily Blog and will go for another 40 days. “Whereas the heady polarities of our day seek to divide us into an either-or camp, the mark of the emerging church will be its emphasis on both-and.” Larson, Osborne, The Emerging Church (1970), p10. Technorati Tags: church, emerging church,…

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Tags and Cats

More discussion about tags and categories and a little TallskinnykiwiNo going on at Glorious Caustic Conversation. [hey, kids . . get off my back lawn before i come over there and HIT U WIT MY WALKIN STICK!] Maybe my way of blog organization is old fashioned. I dont know. Read my argument in the comments.…

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Emergent at Yale and Masters

Emergent Conversations have been going on at both Yale Divinity School and Masters Seminary. Never expected to see both institutions in the same sentence. At Yale, students were interacting with teachings by Miroslav Wolf. Yale Daily News captured the moment and there was some negative Catholic response who someone who wasn’t impressed. Bloggers Jason, and…

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Preparing for Africa

I leave in a week for Johannesburg (18-24th at Kopanong Conference Centre) and am preparing some presentations – including a 15 minute powerpoint on the emerging church in Europe. Did you know .. . – The world wide web was invented by a European (Tim Berners Lee) who described himself as an “Englishman working in…

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Vizrea: Phone to Blog Software

Vizrea was “unstealthed” today and makes a splash on the Seattle Times. From its humble beginnings in the basement of our nu-monastic-community in Prague (the Giant Peach) to the computer screens and fancy Symbian-based phones of the world, Jarda’s software, which became a joint Czech-USA project, has eventually been released. I am very connected to…

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