GUIDE

Beginners Guide

Since our launch in 2003 emergingchurch.info has grown to include over 100 unique stories and reflections with more added every month - so where do you start if you're here for the first time? This then is a constantly evolving collection of recommended stories and reflections for if you're wanting to get a quick picture of what the emerging church is all about. Of course, it's impossible to summarise something as diverse as the emerging church but if you click and explore, read and discover, perhaps you'll start to get a picture of what this site is all about..

Reflection

Emerging Theology Continued

date OCTOBER 10
date Kerry Thorpe ( UK)

Reading Ian Mobsby's piece on Theology for the Emerging Church (10.05) struck a chord. It made me think back over what we've been learning here at HARVEST new Anglican church (www.harvestnac.co.uk). We've been doing emerging theology without realising it. We've grown some. We've changed some more. We've come from a Church Growth, Church Planting, Church Burn-out background. We started again with a network based, Cell structure, Anglican experiment in 1998. No building. No Parish. One of the first, we like to think! (See the little bit about us in "Mission Shaped Church".) We took seriously the "values not structures" ethos…

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Story

Starting the Journey

date OCTOBER 10
date Ben Edson (UK)

The Vision :Manchester City Centre is changing. There are approximately 20,000 people living in the city centre boundaries - the majority of these are young working professionals, who live work and party in the city centre. As well as this an estimated 100,000 use the city for business, socialising and shopping everyday. It is a dynamic European city centre. What does Church look like for these people? 'sanctus 1'A new expression of network Church based in Manchester City Centre. We are committed to a journey of exploration into worship, evangelism, friendship and Christian living. It is hoped that the Christian…

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Reflection

I Am the Truth’ – Text, Hermeneutics and the Person of Christ – An essay by Maggi Dawn

date OCTOBER 10
date Paul Fromont (New Zealand)

Maggi Dawn, adding her voice to the mix of seven other Cambridge University deans or chaplains, has crafted a significant essay entitled - 'I Am the Truth': Text, Hermeneutics and the Person of Christ. Whilst not available on-line it can be found in the 2003 published book: Anglicanism: The Answer to Modernity (ed. Duncan Dormor, Jack McDonald and Jeremy Caddick, published by Continuum). Dawn, writing this essay on hermeneutics - one would imagine during 2002 / 2003 - hopes that as a religion 'of the book,' Christianity will maintain 'confidence in its holy Scriptures,' and that rather than taking up…

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