Catholics and the Emerging Church

The Catholic website New Advent sent me a tidal wave of traffic this week with a link to my post “How to estimate church attendance”. THANKS! And thats not all. The Catholics are making themselves felt all over the emerging church blogosphere right now: – Patrick Keenan is running a series called In Search of…

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6 More Types of House Church

The last post on why you can no longer ignore the emerging house church movement generated a few comments regarding the actual size of the movement and how it is estimated. Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I realize the movement is difficult to see, as I have written about before. The article was written by…

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Red-Eye Shift at a 24-7 Prayer Room

Our family took the red-eye shift at the local 24-7 Prayer room on Saturday night. We tagged teamed all night until 6 in the morning. Our kids slept in their sleeping bags until they were tagged. They did well. And they loved it. A lot more colorful and interactive than the boring prayer meetings I…

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Deep Church shifts over to USA

" . . . Deep Church is back with a vengeance. Get used to the term because you are going to hear much more of it." TallSkinnyKiwi, 2007 A few years ago the UK experienced a "Deep Church" wave. There were books, blogs, lecture series,  Now the USA is taking a look at this term that…

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Did the online church start in 1985?

SimChurch author Douglas Estes, who participated in our Cyberchurch Symposium earlier this year, suggested the 1985 date for the origin of virtual online church. I asked him about it recently and he responded: “Andrew, Thanks for blogging about SimChurch and taking part in the blog tour. Your question was, “Can you elaborate on the date…

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TransFORM Missional Community

TransFORM is a “missional community formation network” based in USA that starts up on Monday Nov 2nd. Another great chance to jump into the emerging church stream and get some support for your new community, or some ideas on how to start one. Steve Knight is the guy behind it. Steve and I had a…

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Emerging Church Stuff

– Brazilian emerging church leaders are doing the rounds in Europe. Check them out in England at the Tribal Generation event, Nov 27th. Click image to enlarge for details. – Mark DeVine speaks well of the Emerging Church on MP3, making it safe for emerging Baptists to come out of hiding. – Carson Clark responds…

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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…

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Random stuff

– I can related to the blog-weary Phoenix Preacher who seeks a cave between and the Lighthouse Trails and the renewal movement. – The Sovereignty series on Man of Depravity ended well. Lots of good thoughts, including one from me. – When I was at Greenbelt Festival, I met Rob Bell and the controversial but…

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The 1% Clergical Elite and the 10% Cultural Creative Leadership

John La Grou was talking recently about a 1% ecclesial elite and the 10% cultural creatives in the church world. I asked him to elaborate and thus a new blog post this morning. “The emergence of virtual community, the virtual ecclesia, will radically change global religion in part because creatives-of-faith now have direct access to…

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Loving the Church but Hating the Book

Bill Kinnon restores the art of writing a review on a book that you dont like. This has been a big issue for me. I am often sent rubbish books and I would rather not say anything at all than put up yet another negative review and have everyone mad at me. But maybe if…

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Reflections on the Jesus Freaks

A few days have passed since camping out with the Jesus Freaks in Germany and I have a few thoughts on the movement. 1. The Jesus Freaks, after 2 years of summing up the previous chapter of ministry, going through a few trials, and accepting their identity as a movement that has matured out of…

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Rock Harbor an Emerging Church?

Its an interesting conversation for some. Rock Harbor Church is an item in the blogs right now after Lighthouse Trails gave them a hard time for being an "emerging church" and Rock Harbor has responded with a video. Phoenix Preacher has the skinny and is following the conversation. I wrote my thoughts a few years…

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Baptists and the Emerging Church

Hi everyone from yesterday’s Baptist meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. Thanks for coming to the meeting and for such an inspiring and encouraging afternoon. REALLY REALLY GREAT to be with you. Here are some links related to our talk yesterday about emerging church, church planting, etc. “The Emergent/Emerging Church: A Missiological Perspective” Dr. Ed Stetzer, Fall…

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Is the Virtual Church a REAL Church?

Douglas Estes, one of the participants of yesterday’s Cyberchurch Symposium, and who managed to get lost in London twice during our walk [must be a curious fellow] is releasing a book on the Cyberchurch in a few months. He interviewed me for the book and a few questions I just dug up from an old…

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