Blogging Nomadic Couch Surfing Apostles

My 3 talks for Cornerstone Festival are coming together. Let me know if you will be there.


The first one will cover what has happened with church from the mid 1980's onwards and the 10 main streams of the global emerging church movement. Remember that we are having a roundtable event for leaders from about 39 nations so there will be a good mixture of folk there. The second will cover the impact of social media and blogging on mission and church  – ie, church 2.0. And the third will look at the future of missions in a greener, leaner mission landscape and how young people are turning the world upside down through missional social enterprise. Pioneer stuff . . you know . . for normal people who want to save the world on a budget.


BONUS: Northern Seminary, in a creative partnership with Cornerstone Festival, is offering Masters level credit for some of the seminars. My seminar, which the organizers have given the most interesting title at the Festival, is included in that line up. Seminar schedule now online.

A fuller explanation of the 3 talks is here. Let me know if you can make it.

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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.


  • dan horwedel says:

    Hey… my wife and I are going to try to be there Thursday. I will say ‘hi’ if we are.

  • Brian Christensen says:

    Thats one interesting course title… I think I’d go just to see what its about

  • I will be there for Saturday and Sunday. I’ll try and catch the grand finale.

  • ApostleFarm says:

    I’m a bit confused. I know at one time you said that you didn’t like to use the word “apostle” in the U.S. Has something changed culturally or personally?

  • Andrew says:

    All the words are offensive – that’s the point. “Emergent’ (which was originally added by Cornerstone), “bloggers” “couch surfers” “apostles”, all of them names that create problems.
    Dude, its a festival, not a conference.

  • My bad man. I guess we just travel in different circles in the United States. The Florida Baptist Convention just wrote an article on our website and one of our baptist seminaries is about to do the same thing. Many books, sermons, and publications are being put out on the topic and using the word “apostle” I think there was a time (a few years ago) when that word was provocative but that’s changed. Pretty tame and passe’.
    Thankful for what you’re doing.

  • Oh and by “passe'” I just meant the controversy over the word being used in the United States. Of course not the role and function of apostles. 🙂

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