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Reading theology - particularly postmodern and emergent stuff; genealogy; philosophy; travel; walking and hiking; 17th century English poetry and prose; Anglican history; movies;
What do you see as some of the biggest challenges facing Anglicans today?
Remaining unified in the light of current power struggles; building bridges of communication and understanding; 'retooling' to remain relevant to our current social and cultural situation in North American; making positive contributions to social justice through impacting society with the Gospel of Jesus;
What do you see as some of the biggest opportunities for Anglicans today?
joining and benefiting from 'emergent' networks; amalgamating neighboring parishes to form 'ministry centers'; greater cooperation with other Christians; inter-faith dialogue and cooperation; let the 'parish' system loosen up and have 'magnet' worship situations which offer different worship styles to people - anglo-catholic, upbeat.contemporary, contemplative, traditional liturgy; liturgical experimentation, etc.
What do you want Anglimergent to be? and what other Anglimergent resources, gatherings, activities or events would you find helpful for your ministry?
Anglimergent should continue to serve as an information clearing house, a place for dialogue and a place to share resources. Underneath all that is the ministry of encouragement to one another. Communicating hope is of the essence!
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I've just returned from our provincial synod. There will be some interesting announcements re: emergent in the Anglican Church of Canada coming out in May. In the meantime, I've 'introduced' you to some people. One of my assignments from our Provincial Ministry Committee is to have some dialogue with you. I'm hoping to make it down to COTA soon, and hope to see you in Vancouver if that works out.
Things I've hoped for in the Anglican Church of Canada are beginning to happen. More about that later.
I will be up in Vancouver for a few days at a United Church event
doing a workshop. July 11-12. The event is called 'Emerging Spirit.'
And check out all the emerging stuff the United Church is doing at http://www.emerging spirit.ca
But i'd love to come do something with the Anglicans re: Anglimergence, perhaps sometime in the Fall or how about July 10 pre the UCC thing?
There is much momentum in TEC currently as we now have an upstart 'Emergent Coordinating Group,' and cohort of emergent friendly TEC Bishops we are working with on Anglimergence with some of them coming to a one day meeting in June at National Cathedral.
Keep me posted... I gotta come visit someday and I would be excited to do a learning day for clergy and diocesan staff on Anglimergence.