I'm back from Christmas break and was wondering if we could meet for coffee sometime soon to talk about Common Table and a project I'm working on. It wouldn't let me send you a message, so why don't you send me an email…"
I am headed to Holy Comforter next year as your seminarian. I need to come visit Common Table soon. I'd love to talk sometime about both communities. I'm particularly interested in the possibilities of starting an emergent community…"
"I think Tom's advice is excellent, Terry, and it dovetails with the assumption underlying Karen's response: in order to create a worshiping community, whose worship emerges authentically from that community, the first thing you need is: a…"
"I only just saw this thread - it's an important one. Thanks for keeping it fresh, Karen.
I, myself, am cynical (Karen, if she reads this, will be shocked - SHOCKED, I say - that I would utter those words) ;-) about both the ecumenical…"
"Tom, this is an *awesome* article. Thanks for posting it - I'm already busy sharing it with friends!
It's an excellent description of emergence. The "naming, connecting, nourishing, and illuminating" of emergent efforts…"
"I like this proposed structure a lot. Makes great sense to me. Thanks for working on it.
I'll be thinking of y'all at St. Gregory's this weekend. Part of me would very much like to be there - my admiration for St. Gregory's and…"
What do you see as some of the biggest challenges facing Anglicans today?
I think Anglicans in general need to decide what's more important: maintaining control, or blessing and releasing Spirit-filled communities and individuals for the mission of God.
What do you see as some of the biggest opportunities for Anglicans today?
I think the biggest opportunities are in radical grass-roots ecumenical brother/sisterhood: communities and networks of communities of Jesus-followers coming together for mission, outreach, hospitality, art, dreaming, discipleship, fellowship, prayer, the breaking of bread, etc., in flagrant disregard of whether or not their hierarchical authorities consider them to be "in communion" with each other. John 13:34-35, baby.
What do you want Anglimergent to be? and what other Anglimergent resources, gatherings, activities or events would you find helpful for your ministry?
If "Anglimergent" broadens the "emerging church conversation", then it's a good thing. But folks, please don't use it as an excuse to dabble in "emergence" but fail to act like one Body of Christ across denominational lines.
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I'm back from Christmas break and was wondering if we could meet for coffee sometime soon to talk about Common Table and a project I'm working on. It wouldn't let me send you a message, so why don't you send me an email and I can give you my phone number so we can get in touch more easily. email@example.com
I am headed to Holy Comforter next year as your seminarian. I need to come visit Common Table soon. I'd love to talk sometime about both communities. I'm particularly interested in the possibilities of starting an emergent community in my home diocese when I return.
I was given your name as someone who might have some specific insight into my thesis topic. Please find some initial conversation here: http://anglimergent.ning.com/forum/topics/research-for-mdiv-thesis
I am looking at use of Anglican Liturgical resources within the emergent community. Though they may use these resources a la carte, I am looking at what it is about these resources that attracts them. Some has suggested that it is the connection to tradition and history. Others suggest that it is the awareness of beauty in the liturgy. I, however, find this phenomenon to be curious when we tend to treat the liturgy like cryptonite when it comes to "youth" and "young adult" ministries.
My basic thesis is that the resonance has something to do with intentional community and early forms and monastic forms of worship.
PS- I notice that you are nearby, maybe we can get together and discuss this over coffee.