Emergent Blogging Nomadic Couch Surfing Apostles

I told you I was speaking at Cornerstone this year. Check out the name Cornerstone Festival has given for my 3 seminar sessions. Here’s how it looks on their website:


Emergent Blogging Nomadic Couch Surfing Apostles
Andrew Jones (3 Sessions)

The Tall Skinny Kiwi offers a travelogue of places and people on the road into the 21st century. First, an account of one man’s journey through Emergentdom, its rise, controversies, and what remains after the movement finally shaves off its goatee and gets a real job. Second, a survey of Christian blogging and look ahead down the online stream. Third, a look at existential migration as an alternative to short term missions — how to survive, and how to make an impact.


Sorry to say that while Northern Seminary is offering credit for some of Cornerstone’s seminars, they are not offering credit for my sessions so if you need the credit then I understand if you cant come.

Which is a pity really because I feel what I am talking about, despite the funky title, is actually quite important and not at all irrelevant to Seminary students – in particular the global shift in world missions to the next generations and how they are reshaping and revitalizing mission today, the impact and importance of social media in world mission (I just taught this at a University in Australia) and the 25 year history of what has been called the most significant and most controversial movement in Western Christianity during the 21st century.

What’s really exciting, and I will be drawing from this in my sessions, is the 3rd Global Emerging/Underground Church Roundtable that will happen during Cornerstone. The Festival has been really generous and have given us our own tent and program inside the festival. Trevor has written up a little history of these roundtables here if you are interested. And if you are one of the invitees coming to the roundtable, you might want to read up a little.


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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