Anglimergent in the United States came from seeds of hope that were planted in the hearts and minds of Phyllis Tickle, Karen Ward, Howard Anderson, Devon Anderson, and myself. These seeds were nurtured by the writings and appearances of Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones, and a whole host of emergent and not-so-emergent types.
In February 2008, Anglimergent took on organizational life as interested individuals were called together in Minneapolis for a two day conversation about… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on March 13, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Added by Wendy Johnson on March 9, 2009 at 2:32pm —
Identity is probably THE topic for discussion at the upcoming Anglimergent meeting in March.
What is Anglimergent? Who is Anglimergent? Are we really Anglican and Emergent? What are we doing? What do we want?
As with many things postmodern, what Anglimergent even is can be tough to define - and I'm betting each one of us would describe it a bit differently (if not radically differently).
So, what is your understanding of the Anglimergent identity? What is… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on March 6, 2009 at 1:50pm —
TEC Anglimergent is meeting March 15-17 at St. Gregory's of Nyssa in San Francisco. Join us for conversations around vision, mission, structure, and planning for General Convention 2009. Send a message to Anglimergent member Sara Miles for details.
Added by Wendy Johnson on February 10, 2009 at 12:46pm —
Today Adele Sakler launched a brand new community blog called Queermergent (http://queermergent.wordpress.com/
). You can read the first post and the Ethos page (http://queermergent.wordpress.com/ethos/
) to get a feel for the ethos of the blog.
Added by Wendy Johnson on January 15, 2009 at 2:52pm —
With a generously-donated booth at GC09, Anglimergent has set a $10,000 fundraising goal to resource and support this first outreach effort. Please, please, please....whatever you can spare will help us reach this important milestone.
You can donate online at:
This donation will not be tax… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on January 14, 2009 at 8:30am —
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 —
I've spent several days now listening to MPR going on about the bailouts. And for good reasons. This is a big deal. It seems we're witnessing the collision of several factors -- among them are a twisted-up economy, a prolonged war, greed, corporate dishonesty, and poor leadership. But, I believe, the most devastating and longstanding reason is an utter failure of imagination in these corporations that led to their inability to adjust their structure to changes in the world around them. Consider… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on November 19, 2008 at 2:20pm —
by Phyllis Tickle
The Great Emergence Conference in Memphis in December, whatever else the Church's historians may say of it, will always be recorded as the first time that emergence Christians and denominational Christians and hyphenated Christians in North America came together in common prayer and in discernment. Memphis_1
Before that Conference opens on Friday, however, there will be preliminary gatherings on Thursday that are perhaps equally portentious and formative… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on November 14, 2008 at 1:09pm —
Admit it...many of us with an 'emergent ethos' work in a denominational setting. This pre-convention workshop is a conversation about how it is that we continue to work in that setting while advocating for a new way of understanding our world, our communities, and our church.
This is not an emergent village event. You won't see the same cast of characters on stage at this workshop. Instead, it will be regular folks like you and me -- the 'early adopters' -- the folks who are in the… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on November 10, 2008 at 9:49am —
We put this together for our recent diocesan convention -- partly in reaction to all the negativity, infighting, and tension in the church and partly as an expression of deep commitment and hope for our Episcopal community in Minnesota. I think this document has legs well beyond our little world here in Minnesota. I wonder what the rest of y'all think.
This document is an open expression of our response to God’s call to participate fully in God’s mission in this world. We invite… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on November 5, 2008 at 8:51am —
In order to increase conversation and traffic on the site, we in the Episcopal Church group (TEC) has set up this little rotation of bloggers. I'm the first up. And, frankly, I haven't posted sooner it's difficult to know where to start.
I wonder if we don't all feel this way at the beginning of something. Beginnings matter, right? In the beginning God created...In the beginning was the word...
We are beginning our conversation about planting an 'emerging' community in… Continue
Added by Wendy Johnson on October 15, 2008 at 3:41pm —