Reflection

Prayer is for life, not just for meetings

date OCTOBER 10
date Andii Bowsher (UK)

Pray without CeasingIt is illegal in Britain to use a mobile phone while driving a car because the attention it requires to hold a phone conversation is significant-enough attention lost from the road and traffic. As Christians, we can give this our wholehearted support. Our duty of care for our neighbour by which we honour God, requires us to give full and proper attention to the task in hand. The Apostle Paul exhorted his readers to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thessalonians 5.17) in the fullness of time these words inspired monasticism as a means to attempt to do literally what…

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Lines of convergence: global-urban-postmodern

date OCTOBER 10
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During seminary, while thinking through the emerging church issue, I primarily began from questions of the postmodern, which then turned into urban concerns, finally morphing into global reflections. I realized through this process, however, that the order of concern should be first that of the Global, then to the Urban, and then finally to the Postmodern. I thought this because for the emerging church conversation to becoming more than a parochial, idiomatic exchange, it too should gaze upon the global, then urban, and only then the postmodern, seeking lines of convergence with the worldwide church. (of course I'm happy to note that the…

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Open Source Theology

date OCTOBER 10
date Andrew Perriman (UK)

Over the last few years we have seen a lot of emerging church rise to the surface in various parts of world - like bits of buoyant debris from a sinking ship. We have seen church become fragmented, decentralized, experimental, liquid, alternative, subversive, wired, hip, post-evangelical, pre-reformational, and above all self-consciously postmodern. But with all this change going on, what is happening to our theology, our belief-system? Are we sure it will float? Or is there a danger that it will go down with the ship? I started Open Source Theology (www.opensourcetheology.net) out of the conviction that if there is…

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