AlterNet has a nice little article on the emerging church: "America's 'Emerging Church:' Will a New Post-Evangelical Christianity Reflect More Tolerant Views?" Read it here
Added by John McAteer on May 31, 2009 at 6:34pm —
I sit here on Pentecost evening....tired.....similar to the Holy Week-Easter tired. Our U2charist Pentecost Vigil is over, The Bishop has made his visitation and confirmed his candidates and is gone home, the congregation ate its cake from 12 different plates representing each month for the Churches birthday. These are liturgical highs for me....but then comes the liturgical downs.....I am a bit tired, wondering if we had a decent attendance or not, did it go well for us, was there enough… Continue
Added by Vincent Karl Schwahn Ryckman on May 31, 2009 at 4:45pm —
The most recent edition of Time magazine has a piece on Twitter being used in church services. Throughout the service the congregation is encouraged to twitter about the service, with a large screen in the auditorium streaming the tweets as they occur.
The same piece also spoke about Trinity Wall Street Church who this past Easter twittered the passion play including, ‘via @romanguard1: I’ve got dibs on his robe, but if you guys want to cast lots for the rest of his clothes I’m cool… Continue
Added by Mark Brown on May 26, 2009 at 2:00pm —
A couple of weeks ago, John and Stasi McAteer, Bertie Pearson, and I got together to start laying down some details for the upcoming Chapel at General Convention, with many thanks to the Every Voice Network for the generous donation of the booth space!
We outlined some basic principles for what we're doing:
— We are modeling the Chapel on an ideal medieval monastic practice; that is, we pray with and for anyone who comes, without concern for politics, but with a concern for… Continue
Added by Andy Shamel on May 26, 2009 at 11:30am —
"Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this. Whether it be a brief, single encounter or the daily fellowship of years, Christian community is only this. We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ.
What does this mean? it means, first, that a Christian needs others because of Jesus Christ. It means, second, that a Christian comes to others only through Jesus Christ. It means, third, that in Jesus… Continue
Added by John Alchin on May 26, 2009 at 4:30am —
"We have determined, therefore, that sacraments are truly named the testimonies of God's grace and seals of the good will that he feels toward us, which by attesting that good will to us, sustain, nourish, confirm and increase our faith."
Institutes XIV, 7.
"If faith be increased through sacraments, they now add, the Holy Spirit was given in vain, whose power and work is to begin, sustain and consummate faith. I certainly admit to them that faith is the proper and entire… Continue
Added by John Alchin on May 25, 2009 at 10:30pm —
Great! I will be there- that is the date of the first Friday Fellowship Dinner!!!!
This is a great means of connecting- would you like to add the people who laid hands on me and prayed for healing when God Graced me with healing (from I Peter 2:21-25, particularly verse 24)?
The Friday Fellowships are really a great forum for building community and a sense of family. In my life dinner was the time of family unity and time of discussion (Gee you had to be dead or in the hospital to… Continue
Added by Susan J Manwaring on May 24, 2009 at 9:29pm —
what are the breathtaking scenes in our midst?
what are the moments we experience that bring joy, sorrow, pride, or trembling?
what are the alarms of life that awake us from our slumber?
are we awake enough to be aware of them - can we experience them without an alteration within?
:: scenes, act 1
i'm driving from alabama to colorado to test a newly constructed, prototype… Continue
Added by Bill Stoker on May 24, 2009 at 8:08am —
There remains a serious tendency towards reductionism in sacramental practice within Sydney Anglicanism.
The witness of many evangelical Anglicans of previous centuries was of encounter with the presence of Christ risen. That was, and should remain, at the core of the Eucharist. Over some time Zwingli's view of Holy Communion as a memorial has become dominant. A result of this has been that overall, Sydney Anglicans have become further apophatic in our Eucharistic theology. That is,… Continue
Added by John Alchin on May 23, 2009 at 3:50am —
"To continue to think in the familiar terms is now folly. We are forced to do something that the Western churches have never had to do since the days of their own birth - to discover the form and substance of a missionary church in terms which are valid in a world which has rejected the power and the influence of the Western nations. Missions will no longer work along the streaming of expanding Western power. They have to learn to go against the stream. And in this situation we shall find… Continue
Added by John Alchin on May 22, 2009 at 7:10am —
For the first time, The Commission for Emerging Mission and the Commission for Youth and Young Adults in the Diocese of Olympia are sponsoring a retreat in the Anglimergent ethos. We're calling it 'Stone Soup', and the schedule is taking shape online here
. Anyone can contribute/edit/sign up, and the schedule is taking shape around the Daily Office, fun having, and community… Continue
Added by Tim Mathis on May 21, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I'm doing research into the charismatic renewal movement and its effect on South African Christianity. The movement peaked in the 1970s and 1980s and has been declining since then, and I'm wondering if any of the people involved in it have found their way into the emerging church movement.
My interest is not exclusively among Anglicans, though I have found Anglicans the most forthcoming and willing to help.
If you are interested in knowing more, see… Continue
Added by Steve Hayes on May 20, 2009 at 4:28am —
Two years ago I was attending a postmodern church in Portland, Oregon. We met in a bar in a trendy part of the city. The pastor sported pierced ears, jeans, and a goatee. It was not considered faux pas if he cursed during casual conversation, and at least once I saw him give the finger towards the sky while talking about being frustrated at God. Instead of a coffee hour after service, we ordered pizza and beer, and talked about politics, music, and the environment. By the looks of the… Continue
Added by Jonathan on May 19, 2009 at 3:26pm —
Graham Buxton in The Trinity, Creation and Pastoral Ministry: Imaging the Perichoretic God
(2005, Paternoster), seeks to expose the perichoretic interconnectedness, in both the theological and scientific senses, between the nature of the Trinity, creation, pastoral care and ecclessial life.
Added by John Alchin on May 19, 2009 at 8:30am —
The Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership
(CALL) at CDSP has summer online course offerings
that are rich and varied this summer. It's a great way to connect with folks across the country and the world. We’ve got:
Added by Laurie Isenberg on May 13, 2009 at 2:30pm —
every now and then, something happens that causes a shift in our perception. in our expectations. in our understanding of reality, community, etc.
typically, such shifts aren't from having a seen something that never was, but a glance at something that is there, was there. a different twist of the lens from our heart, a humbling of our minds, a thirst from our soul. and when we see it, we are in awe,… Continue
Added by Bill Stoker on May 13, 2009 at 11:00am —
Added by Karen Ward on May 11, 2009 at 10:22am —
I have written this little paper along with Rev. Don Schell (one of the founders of St. Gregory's of Nyssa Episcopal Church). We offer it as our small contribution to moving the conversation of emerging mission forward in the Episcopal Church. It is written for diocesan Bishops and Commissions on Ministry
, as food for thought and action
that might help us seize the 'Episcopal Moment' and better participate in God's future and mission with hope.
Added by Karen Ward on May 10, 2009 at 6:30am —
**well of life**
stumbling through old graveyards, isn't everybody's favorite past-time. heck, it's not even mine. but, i was put in awe by many scenes i saw in this particular one in south carolina.
a cross. a water spicket. normally, in a "beautiful" image, one might think of jesus speaking to a woman about being a well.
when i saw this one, broken, crusted, and with caked dirt, i thought of that passage too.… Continue
Added by Bill Stoker on May 5, 2009 at 11:20am —
I am really pleased to say that the above book is now available. It includes within it chapters by Rowan Williams, Karen Ward, Phyllis Tickle, Brian Mclaren, Ian Adams, Sue Wallace, Bp Stephen Cottrell, Bp Steven Croft, Richard Giles, Jonathan Clark, Simon Rundell, Page Blair, Philip Roderick, Tessa Holland, MIchael Volland, Abbot Stuart Burns, and I Ian Mobsby. I am really pleased how the book has turned out and comend it to you.
There are to be… Continue
Added by Ian Mobsby on May 3, 2009 at 6:35am —