Reflection

Has the emerging church wilted?

date OCTOBER 10
date Jay Winters (USA)

I've been reading less and less about the emerging church movement in the United States. Part of that has been because I have had a little less time to keep up on some of the reading that I began in my third year at Concordia Seminary, but part of it has been for another more compelling reason: the term simply isn't being used that much anymore. That actually fits some of my predictions about the movement, that it would never really achieve the status of being a monolithic movement but would rather influence other church bodies such as 2nd wave…

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Reflection

Beyond the Emerging Church

date OCTOBER 10
date Jason Clark (UK)

Entry & Emphasis There have been many entry points for people into the emerging church conversation, different events, books, speakers, experiences and flavors. Mine was through the association of vineyard churches, and it’s invitation by Todd Hunter to have Dallas Willard, Stanley Grenz, & Brian McLaren, resource some of us as young leaders 10-11 years ago. This was before Emerging church was called emerging church. Despite Todd Hunter trying to stimulate us into this area, my denomination has largely become hostile and with great antipathy towards the ‘Emerging Church’. I often surmise that it is this group, my tribe, who…

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Hyphenated Emergents

date OCTOBER 10
date Phyllis Tickle (USA)

I am going to preach this morning. Actually, in all probability I will be preaching by the time you read this. I will not be away from home in some alien pulpit, though, but at home in my own parish and among those whom I love. I won't preach, of course, because I can't. What I will do is just talk. And what I will talk about is where I was last week. Last week, I was in Seattle at Fremont Abbey, which is the home structure or base for The Church of the Apostles, where an African-American female friend…

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