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…

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What would you do with the Crystal Cathedral?

The Crystal Cathedral is up for sale and I just heard that someone bought it for $46 million. Dang! Maybe some emerging church out there should have bought the 40 acre campus and recycled it into something useful. Although if Randall Balmer is correct in saying that passing on a huge unsustainable megachurch is a…

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Top 200 Church Blogs. Do reformed nerds really rule?

Church blog rankings have one purpose and one purpose only: To allow the reformed bloggers to ridicule the emerging church bloggers. If there was another purpose, it would be for all of us church bloggers to stroke our tender blog-egos. Kent Shafer just released his Top 200 church blogs and it seems the Reformed bloggers…

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The emerging church and their stupid, silly names!

Some classic quotes on the emerging church from Stephen Holland of Westhoughton Evangelical Church from the sermon "The Emerging Church – The Latest Heresy" "They all have strange names! They don't have, you know, Emergent Evangelical Church or Emergent Church. They have stupid, silly names!" This is true. You wouldn't believe the names I have…

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David Fitch on Emerging Church Dangers

I just downloaded all 3 of David Fitch’s posts on the emerging church and hope to read them when I get a mo. He attempts to add warning and correction to the thoughts of Alan Hirsch and Mike Frost, Peter Rollins and Brian McLaren. Nice to see some well thought out critiques. I look forward…

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Emerging Church Jello Begins its Wobbly Descent

Soooooo the emerging church jello plastered on the walls of historical memory by uninformed critics finally begins its slow, wobbly descent, revealing that not all that was said about emerging church leaders was accurate . . .  as I have been saying for a LONG TIME. Here's some quotes you might appreciate: "I don’t attend…

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Emerging church event of the year

Today is the day I have been mentioning for a while. Encontro Global is the grandest emerging church event on the calender this year and it starts today in Uberlandia, Brazil. Sorry I cant be there everyone!!!! But I will be praying for you all today. Great to see how this movement, which goes by…

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Chuck Swindoll on the emerging church

I just left a comment on Chuck Swindoll’s blog. Dang! I didn’t know he even had a blog until now. Its called Insight for Living, like his ministry. The man is a LEGEND and I have read so many of his books its ridiculous. He was also my pastor in the 80’s and my wife…

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Whats happening in the church, NOW?

My comments on today’s World Mag article on the death of the Emerging Church. Firstly, I didn’t kill it. Really. I was framed. Secondly, Anthony Bradley does a great job on the article and is reeling in a ton of comments. Well done! Although the comments do seem to degenerate into a little group of…

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Whites Only 1: Listening to the criticism

Sojo Mag published an article today that you probably heard was a’comin’. You can buy it here. The article is called “Is the ‘Emerging Church’ for Whites Only?” Brilliant graphic, btw, and something that was intended to be a little funny and not too serious – so dont any of you white people take offense.…

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Southwestern on Emerging Church

Listening to a recent chapel series at Southwestern Seminary where they tackle emerging church. The Grindstone – Ministry and Culture: a Discussion on the Emerging Church (Part 1)  [Listen] (Part 2)  [Listen] The Grindstone – Christianity and Culture: emerging, emergent, or what? (Part 1)  [Listen] (Part 2)  [Listen] My notes. Good to see them tackle this subject. Contextualization is…

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John Piper and an ‘upper-middle-class’ emerging church

UPDATE: John Piper announced his time off from ministry 2 days after this post. Bad timing on my part. See my follow-up post also – Cutting John Piper some slack on the emerging church. ORIGINAL: John Piper is a well respected pastor and teacher so his words on the emerging church this week are creating…

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Top 5 Memories from YL/Emergent

My Top 5 memories from YL/Emergent: 1. Glorieta, NM: National Evaluation Forum or New Edge gathering in 1998. We wanted to allow people to respond to the messages through visual and tactile means. So we set up an art studio in a broom closet and installed a resident artist (Derek Chapman) for the event. My…

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