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BRIAN MCLAREN[REFLECTION] 12.08
Emerging vs. Emergent?
BRIAN MCLAREN interviewed by Chris Stoddard of RUN

"I like to talk about a conversation rather than another division or model or slice of church. To me what's really exciting is the idea of a conversation that takes place amongst different kinds of people."

stories from the virtual cafe

[VIRTUAL CAFE STORY] 12.08
Sarah is seeking ways to run a church.
SARAH [HAWAII:US]

"
Sarah, from Hawaii currently living in Cali, I am a Salvation Army officer in training. Which means in a year and a half I will be a pastor in the Salvation Army, I am currently in my first year of seminary..."

[VIRTUAL CAFE STORY] 12.08
Debra has no idea what she is doing.
DEBRA [NEW JERSEY:US]

"I really have no idea what Iím doing, but I trust that God will get me where Iím supposed to be each day."


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2005 : december05 : november05 : october05 : september05 (simple church) : august05 : july05 : june05 : may05 : april05 : march05 : february05 : january05 :

2004 : december04 : november04 (the 'all blog' issue) : october04 (the 'branding' issue) : september04 : august04 (the ipod bishop) : june04 : may04 : april04 : march04 (the 'downunder' issue) : february04 (mission-shaped church) : january04 :

2003 : december03 : november03 : october03 (launch issue)



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RESEARCH [12.08]

The Egalitarian Trinity: A Descriptive Trinitarian Model that is Symmetrical, Integrative, and Dynamic

STEVE DANCAUSE interviewed by Ian Mobsby

"The divine community of the Trinity is often held up as the ideal human community. Some would even say that the Trinity is the revelation of perfect communion. This is why egalitarians and subordinationists both look to the Trinity for justification of their social worldviews. I was interested to learn for myself why various scripturally sound Trinitarian models that are used to legitimate human social systems (including church ecclesiologies) were incompatible. This led me to follow the idea that the Church may be looking at the Trinity in an incomplete way..."

Download a chapter of Steve's MA Thesis.[PDF]

 

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