Reflection

Immersed in emerging

date OCTOBER 10
date Geoff/The Ashram (USA)

I’ve been thinking a lot about this last year (2004) and wanted to take an audit of my encounters with the “emerging” brand-name-label-noun-verb. I’m inspired by Will’s musings about emerging as an attitude. I would like to think that of the many directions the EC might head, it must be into the heart of mission. That is, I believe a missional attitude will save the EC from some potential pitfalls (eg. Being/becoming – just a fad, a commodity, another exclusively Evangelical [white male?] sub-culture, a talk-fest for religious insiders). (There's More) This past year Sherry and I have had the…

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A Prolegomena To a Living Magna Carta Beta 1

date OCTOBER 10
date Dan Hughes (USA)

In the spirit of The Media Carta, dogme 95, Shadow Culture and inquisitive communities of tricksters and revolutionaries everywhere. WE HAVE LOST CONFIDENCE in what we are seeing, hearing and reading: too much infotainment and not enough thinking; too many Churches telling the same stories; too much commercialism and not enough real living; too much hype making life a jaunt through a theme park distorting our view of the world. WE HAVE LOST FAITH in the institutions of mass faith. A handful of well-groomed, largely Latin-Hellenistic, Christian memes now dominate 2 billion+ people around the world and impact billions more. Over a third of…

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The Metissage of The Church

date OCTOBER 10
date Jonathan Finley (FRANCE)

this map does not represent countries that i've visited. it is a map of the origins of the people that make up my daily life, people that i know by their first names, that are my church, are welcomed into our home and my family into theirrs; people that I actually see and talk to every week if not every day. i live in a richly multicultural world and i love it. sometimes i wonder how i can possibly even do my job, having never visited africa and the "younger churches" of the Southern Hemisphere. it will happen soon. i…

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