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Stations of the Cross 2003: An Analysis of a Liturgical Experience and its Relevance for Spiritual Formation Today.

date OCTOBER 10
date Mark Pierson (UK)

Download/view Mark's research: part 1 [62MB]part 2 [78MB] Sue Wallace, Ordained Anglican Priest to the Alt Worship & Emerging Church Community called 'Visions' in York, interviews Mark Pierson, Baptist Minister, and one of the Grandees of Alt Worship and the Emerging Church in New Zealand and Australia. Mark explored the use of 'Stations of the Cross' for spiritual formation in his Masters Thesis. He was previously pastor to Cityside Baptist Church (www.cityside.org.nz) and 'Parallel Universe' which he co-led with Mike Riddell. More recently he has been working with 'Urban Seed' (www.urbanseed.org, www.seeds.org,au) in Melbourne Australia. In late 2007 Mark returned…

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A Case Study Approach to Cityside Baptist Church as Christian Faith “making do” in a Postmodern World

date OCTOBER 10
date Steve Taylor

Ian Mobsby interviews Steve Taylor: Title of Research: A New Way of Being Church: A Case Study Approach to Cityside Baptist Church as Christian Faith “making do” in a Postmodern World, PhD thesis, University of  Otago, New Zealand, 2004. Resultant Book:The Out of Bounds Church? Learning to Create a Community of Faith in a Culture of Change. Zondervan, 2005. [link to Amazon] Bio on Steve Taylor:Steve Taylor is a drinker of coffee, appreciator of humanity and husband to Lynne and father to Shannon and Kayli Anne. Steve teaches at the Bible College of New Zealand (Christchurch) in areas including Emerging…

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The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief.

date OCTOBER 10
date Pete Rollins

Dr Pete Rollins interviewed by Ian Mobsby about his new book. What made you write this book? What question was a central motivation for it? In many ways my reflective life has been consumed by a desire to dig deep into a seemingly simple idea, to burrow into its consequences, mine its depths and unearth its theoretical and practical wealth. This idea can sound rather humble and insubstantial at first, but as one really enters into its dark depths one realises that it leads to revolutionary modes of thought and action. The idea can be expressed in many ways, here I…

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