Emerging Church Stuff

I couldn’t resist playing with the Friend of emergent badge. I always enjoy my times with the Emergent crowd but there are also things that sometimes bug me – as with any organization – so I suppose i am a friend and a fiend. But more of a friend. If I had a badge for…

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WeMedia Fringe Event – May 3

The WeMedia Fringe Event is confirmed for Wednesday evening, May 3 somewhere in Soho, London. Robin Hamman (Lead Troublemaker) has asked me for a list of participants. So this is where you send me an email and let me know you will be there with £15 and a smile. Do it today if you can.…

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Tsotsi

Last night Debbie and I went out with friends Nigel and Jo to see the South African movie “Tsotsi“. Really enjoyed it! When i was in South Africa a few months ago they asked me if i had seen the movie and i embarrassing had not. but i can hold my head up high around…

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Our Kitchy Kitchen

Scored an ultra-kitchy 1950’s (???) pantry larder this week for our kitchen. My bid of £7 was the highest. This would have cost a fortune back in the States or even in London. I don’t think anyone looked inside it to see the inbuilt canisters – or maybe it just wasn’t their style. . .…

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Adventures in Hybridity. Part Two.

A little background on the previous post and a little thinking out loud. For the past ten years, we have been traveling around the world connecting with followers of Jesus who are forming new kinds of faith-based aggregations. Many of these people do not attend church on a Sunday. Many of them used to be…

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Adventures in Hybridity. Part One

I want to explore something here. The emerging church, not as a new unattached model of church existing in a tense opposition or competition to the inherited model, but rather as a hybrid, a convergence of old and new, inherited and fresh, old media and print based, liturgic and spontaneous, house and cathedral, a new…

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‘Evangelical’ – Time to Change the Word?

Jonny Baker mentions an interesting Christianity Magazine article where John Buckeridge suggests the “tide has gone out on the “e” word” I find it really hard to part with ANYTHING. I am unashamedly retro. I tend to stick with things a long time. My shoes WEAR OUT in ways embarrasing to my wife but i…

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Challies New Site

Discerning Reader is a new web site for Tim Challies, web master for the conservative crowd. Its got book reviews, DVD reviews and some more book reviews. Its his best design yet [love that KIWI green] and will no doubt be a well-frequented site, since Tim is famous for his book reviews. Did i mention…

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Recently Printed PDF’s

I only print off articles when i need to bring them into the bathtub. Here are two worthy PDFs that made it to print today. 1. Complexity Theory as Model and Metaphor for the Church (pdf) by David Wollert. 2. Hybridity or The Third Space and How Shall We Describe the Kingdom of God (pdf)…

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PoorMeMedia

UPDATE: WeMedia Fringe is confirmed for 6:30pm in London. Official program at WeMedia Global Forum is online. Sounds like there is some collaboration between the two which is great! ORIGINAL POST: Bummer – I will be in London on May 3 but I cant afford the $795 [ cough . . cough ] to attend…

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11 Characteristics of the Church Emerging

I was listening in this morning to Doug Pagitt who is one of my favourite people in the world. The Bob Dewaay-Doug Pagitt debate is now a series of 3 podcasts on the “church emerging”. Its a great intro to the emerging church. Worth listening to. And worth critiquing – if that is your bag.…

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Beverly Hillbillies Bible Study

“The Beverly Hillbillies’ continues to tweak a foolish modern world that the Clampetts occupied without losing their souls.” Bible study resource HT: Slice is starting a series on pre-packaged Bible Studies. Any suggestions? Technorati Tags: Bible

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That Poser is NOT Me!!

This is me on the left. The guy above is an IMPOSTER – an actor PRETENDING to be me!!!!! I was walking through the West End of London last night and saw this billboard. This actor is not me. Honest. Yes, he is almost as good looking as I am but really, its someone else…

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Kimball on “Emerging” and “Emergent”

Dan Kimball is blogging out a brief history of how “Emerging Church” and “Emergent” came into USA’s ecclesiastical vocabulary. 1970 (I bought a hard copy) and in 1984 Many people don’t know this but Zondervan contacted Dan and myself at the same time and asked us to both write something on this subject. Dan wrote…

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Missionary Man in the Guardian

“Hearing that he’d been discussed in the fan forum of Telford Football Club, Mark began posting in it himself, quoting from the Eurythmics song Missionary Man; then he recreated his pub meeting idea as the Chill Space at Joshua’s Bar in the stadium. “You don’t really find opportunities to talk about Jesus at a match,”…

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Meetings and Movings

Still in London. Moving out of Ashlee House Youth Hostel this morning to another down the road. I should have reserved all 4 nights – it suddenly filled up with people. Meetings with CMS (Church Mission Society) are going well and it was good to see Jonny Baker and Mark Berry yesterday at the office.…

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Bible Prophecy Page Gets Humor

I checked out the Bible prophecy page at the rip-off address http://tallskinnykiwi.blogpot.com (thats right – leave off the “s” on my old blog address and you get there) and found a FART button on it. Either the owner had no control over it (the banner, not the fart) or he has added some humor to…

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Emerjeans

Stephanie at Oh Me Of Little Faith posts an interesting image. Its a good idea . . . but a little on the sexist side – what about the men? I know my wife looks at my skinny bum all the time. Maybe I should put a message there? And also, I have seen some…

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Church Today

This morning we were part of the Baptist Church celebration in Stromness, Orkney – the “traditional” church service that our kids really enjoy. About 75 people came which is great for a 3-4 year old Scottish church. The service was profound and moving and very multi-generational. There were puppets for the kids. A moving testimony…

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