EC talk postponed

UPDATE: Not this time. Nobody in Altanta is really interested so I will shelve this talk and bring it out at another date – perhaps Dallas early next year as part of our ten year celebration of the Boaz Project under BGCT.

Original Post:

Saturday evening Oct 3, 2009

I will be in Atlanta on Saturday evening (maybe Friday evening also) and would like to tell the story of the emerging church in USA from the Southern Baptist point of view. Its an amazing story and so much of it happened in and around the SBC. All very exciting – creativity, heresy, drinks and stinks, experiments, mistakes, successes, problems, victories, Great story and a part of our church/mission history. It should take about one hour.

I have the story. What I dont have is a place to tell it. This is where you come in and say “Ooohhhh Andrew, we can gather some friends who would like to hear about that and we can do it at _________” And I reply “Ahh yes . .the perfect place. Lets bring some food.”


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" :-)


  • ummmmmmmm any chance your coming down a bit further south? You know where…. we’d love to host! Oh, and please do podcast that lil ditty in Atlanta… (wish i could get up there, but i gotta work)
    xoxo cat

  • A large group of men from church are having a cigar and “adult beverage” night that Saturday. I’ll check and see if you can crash and present. Will you have equipment needs?

  • OK I’ll put a vote in for Charlotte 😉
    I wish I could drive down to Atlanta, but I can’t — though I hate to miss the opportunity! I hope it works out though, and I too hope that someone livestreams it and/or records and posts video later …

  • I would invtie you here if I had a church anymore. Left mine of 25 years because they decided to dip their toes a little further into the Emergent movement. Been without a church for 3 years now. Interestingly today I just sent 3 emails to the only 3 Southern Baptist pastors in town asking them where they stood about all this and where their bent was concerning the reformed point of view now taking shape in the Southern Baptist doctrine. And then I landed on your site today. Hmmm how about that? 🙂

  • a house would be fine.
    which audience milfred? Well, when the SBC convention recently put forward the idea of researching the emerging church in the SBC to gather data for next years meeting, I felt an obligation to share what I know. I still carry that obligation and since i will be in atlanta anyway – where we briefed NAMB 12 years ago on these changes, (it was called Home Mission Board back then), i thought I should at least offer to tell the story from my angle.
    if it doesnt work out, no problem. At least I offered.

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