"Thanks more than I can say, Daniel, for these kind words and the affirmation they convey.Taking all of this deeper and deeper is a scary thing, requiring more and more discernment the farther in toward the center it moves. Pray for me and I for…"
"Phyllis, great presentation at Seabury this week! I wanted to thank you for your attention and depth. I especially appreciated the considerations around ecclesiology and the emerging sense of movement versus new branch of faith.
"Phyllis, I'm glad you caved. The book has really allowed me to reflect on the details of all those hours of lectures and notes. I'm making connections I either missed or just wasn't ready to "get" before. Thanks again, and…"
Hang around emergents, which is also what I do as part of my work. The truth is that in my case there's not any distinct line between "for work" and "for play."
What do you see as some of the biggest challenges facing Anglicans today?
Seriously? Too much attention to problems, probabilities, and challenges combined with not enough attention to just being the kingdom's body in whatever small part of life and time we are assigned to.
What do you see as some of the biggest opportunities for Anglicans today?
The era is rolling over right smack in front of us. These are the times for praying [as in a two-way communication] and rejoicing and enromous self-restraint and discipline, lest we blow it.
What do you want Anglimergent to be? and what other Anglimergent resources, gatherings, activities or events would you find helpful for your ministry?
The newest diner around the family table, the newest and most honored new member of the tribe, the voice of respected council at the conference table....always at the table, always contributing, always upheld and valued and supported.
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Phyllis, great presentation at Seabury this week! I wanted to thank you for your attention and depth. I especially appreciated the considerations around ecclesiology and the emerging sense of movement versus new branch of faith.
Phyllis, I'm glad you caved. The book has really allowed me to reflect on the details of all those hours of lectures and notes. I'm making connections I either missed or just wasn't ready to "get" before. Thanks again, and thanks for "friending" me. Rick+
I've been hearing RAVES about ur presentation @ the clergy conference in Chicago. Because I am currently in the discernment process, I decided it was politically inept for me to attend... so I'm heading south to The Great Emergence Conference in December. I am looking forward to seeing you there!
It was good to meet you in Seattle and I am looking forward to spending some time with you soon. I am in so much better a place then I was six months ago knowing that my vision for the church is not just mine. Hope you are well
My name is Bob Tomlinson and I live in Geneva, Il. I am in the process of reviewing mainline seminaries that offer "online" components as part of a M.Div. degree. I have two children and am married to a physician (OB/GYN) so physical relocation isn't practical. Theologically I happen to relate well to what the Episcopal Church is doing both in the US and Canada. Just wondering if you had any recommendations. I really enjoy your work and want to thank you in advance for your time and courtesy.
Don't know if you remember me! I am from Memphis, the daughter of Jack & Lydia Abell and a friend of your daughter Rebecca. I also had three poems in that poetry anthology from Memphis City School kids you put together in the early 80's.
Anyway, I've been an emerging church person for 2 decoades and never knew it! It's fun and exciting when you discover the church has a name for the off-the-wall things you think you've thought up and feel isolated because of...
I am excited that you will be here (Chicago) for our fall clergy conference. I'm int he discernment processs but work @ the Diocese so I'm going to try and wiggle my way in.
Grace & peace to you and I hope this finds you well.