Today is New Year’s Eve. For the most part it seems unremarkable. I got up this morning and did my usual routine…Up at 5:30 am, make coffee, Daily Office (Morning Prayer Rite II), then out for my morning walk… Other than the struggle of waking up and usually having to force myself out of bed, my morning routine is something I truly look forward to. The drive to work was a little more remarkable in that the scenery with sun breaking through the clouds… Continue
Added by Gordon Brewer on December 31, 2008 at 10:00am —
For too long we Anglicans have bought into and fed a model of church represented by buildings, budgets, and bulletins. But many believe the microchurch revolution is upon us, and I find myself wondering: What would it take for Anglicans to join this revolution. Imagine not four or five Episcopal churches in your city with a handful of priests but literally hundreds of small house churches and hundreds of priests. What if this is the way the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion worldwide can… Continue
Added by Chad Allen on December 31, 2008 at 8:55am —
The Episcopal mission, Church of the Beloved
in Charlotte, has been closed, just short of being seven years old. This closure is sad for Episcopal Church USA emergence. My hat is off to Clifford King and Derek Harbin, the pioneering planters of Beloved, Charlotte. They are to be commended for the great blessing Beloved has been to TEC. Their story needs to be told, as so much learning can be had from their… Continue
Added by Karen Ward on December 30, 2008 at 8:43am —
I came away from The Great Emergence with many ideas...many, many thoughts. One that I keep coming back to is that (using Phyllis Tickle's model) the 'emergent' movement is expanding to include that first ring of denominational folks -- the hyphenateds. And our mere engagement with this movement is changing and broadening the very nature of the movement, itself. I think we saw how dramatically our presence can change the emergent conversation.
Today I saw this:… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on December 11, 2008 at 9:20am —
The little sister church (ELCA) of Church of the Apostles, Seattle (TEC and ELCA) is Church of the Beloved
in Edmonds, WA. Beloved has just recorded their first CD. This is emerging church music par excellence.
You can download it for free, but I encourage you to send them money as a donation.
Send checks Payable to Church of the Beloved, P.O. Box 1953 Edmonds WA 98020
The ask for $10 but this is well worth $15 or $20 ! DOWNLOAD… Continue
Added by Karen Ward on December 10, 2008 at 2:01pm —
This last weekend (December 4-6), dozens of Episcopalians came together in Memphis for a unique conversation about some of the new realities emerging in our Church. In well-organized fashion, Emergent Village and roughly 20 presenters, 10 sponsors and several organizers brought them together with 200 more attendees in a gathering advertised as “The Great Emergence.” At least 23 denominations and movements came to the Cathedral of St Mary in Memphis to explore what it means to be part of… Continue
Added by Thomas L Brackett on December 10, 2008 at 1:47pm —
The Alban roundtable just posted a piece on narrative leadership and hope that I wrote a couple of years ago. I thought some of you might find it helpful even now.
Added by Diana Butler Bass on December 10, 2008 at 8:30am —
Just read this really insightful article about life in Bethlehem this Christmas.
I commend it to you for reading before our forthcoming celebrations...
Added by Andrew Sillis on December 9, 2008 at 1:56am —
From the perspective of a "modern" mind, trying to get some grasp of this "emergent" thing.
Your input, including corrective comments, are encouraged:
Fr. T Listens to the World
Added by Terry Martin on December 5, 2008 at 10:30am —
I am pleased to say that I will be speaking in Australia and New Zealand in March 2009, sharing some of my experiences and thinking concerning new forms of church, contextual mission, fresh expressions of church and the emerging church. I will be drawing on my two books to explore these areas fully. I will be engaging with Anglicans, other traditions, emerging church groups, the Church Army, and other new forms of church.
I do these tours not… Continue
Added by Ian Mobsby on December 5, 2008 at 8:40am —