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Burning Man Festival as Life-Enhancing, Post-Christendom ‘Middle Way’

date OCTOBER 10
date John Morehead (USA)

Ian Mobsby chats with John Morehead: The Burning Man Festival has become well known in emerging church circles - what caught your fancy about it and why did you start researching it?.I have been aware of and interested in the Burning Festival and community for several years. I have worked as a missionary, researcher, writer, and speaker in the area of alternative spiritualities in the Western world, and Burning Man caught my attention in this regard given that it incorporates a variety of experimentations with various forms of spirituality. What would you say are the key findings of your research?Burning…

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The Egalitarian Trinity: A Descriptive Trinitarian Model that is Symmetrical, Integrative, and Dynamic

date OCTOBER 10
date Steve Dancause (US)

Ian Mobsby interviews Steve Dancause about his MA Thesis.Steve is well known to people in the Emerging Church particularly in Church of the Apostles and Karen Ward in Seattle USA, and at Trinity Church in Greenwich near New York, which was founded on Emerging Church principles. BioStephen and his wife Meredith moved to Seattle to attend Mars Hill Graduate School. While earning his Master’s in Christian Studies, he worked as a barista at Zoka Coffee and Tea Co., where he spent three years making espresso drinks while talking about life and theology with his co-workers and customers. Stephen recently relocated…

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In what ways can Alternative Worship communities engage with the spiritual needs of both church leavers and non-churched seekers?

date OCTOBER 10
date Hannah Deaves

Bio: Hannah Deaves.I am 34 years old, married to Robert and we have a baby daughter. We live in Ipswich where I am a Primary School teacher and a Reader in the Church of England. I am about to start training for Ordained Pioneer Ministry. Seven years ago a group of us who were struggling with church formed a community which came to be called Morph. It is a small community committed to finding ways of expressing the Christian faith and worship in contemporary culture. It has a heart for social action which is expressed in the many organisations its…

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