Archive for the ‘Emerging Church Movement’ Category

The Great Emergence: What is It? (2)

November 24, 2008 Leave a comment

In my last post I began to describe the nature of the Great Emergence.  It is, according to author Phyllis Tickle, “the gathering center” of Christianity.  Today I conclude this series with some more detailed descriptions of this new Christianity. Read more…

The Present Future: Church Growth to Kingdom Growth

Reggie McNeal’s The Present Future offers six new realities that the church must face. Today we move to new reality number two: “the shift from church growth to kingdom growth.” In light of this new reality, the church must move from asking the wrong question to asking the tough question. But first, some background. Read more…

The Multi-Site Church

A “recent” innovation in North American Christianity is the establishment of “multi-site” or “multi-venue” churches. Basically, this is where there are two or more congregations who share the same message (one live and one via video). Many churches, including in our Baptist General Conference, have embraced this concept. But, is the multi-site church a good model? Read more…

The Southern Baptists Go Green

March 10, 2008 5 comments

I did not realize this until about 8:45 am this morning (see MSN article), but many Southern Baptists are going green. Specifically, many Southern Baptist leaders, such as Danny Akin (Southeastern Seminary), Timothy George (Samford University) and David Dockery (Union University) have all signed a declaration encouraging Southern Baptists to to do more about global warming.
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The Gospel and the Community

As I stated in an earlier post, I’m working through Scot McKnight’s Embracing Grace with my Sr. Highers.  Today I came across a quote that I won’t comment upon, but should be savored by everyone:

“The Church is not a collection of random individuals who happen each to believe in Jesus Christ, who happen to be working out “their own salvation,” who happen to be living in proximity to one another, who happen to enjoy the same preachers and musicians and liturgy, and who happen to affirm the same doctrinal convictions.  The Church is a community of faith wherein humans are “re-communioned” to one another” (p. 73).

Where is the Emerging Church? Where are You?

February 27, 2008 Leave a comment

It’s been at least a week since I have read any blogs or contributed anything to this blog. Life has a way of getting busy! But this afternoon, as I was trying to catch up, I came across a fantastic blog series on the Emerging Church Movement and where ECM fits in the Christian world.

(HT: Jesus Creed)

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Cedarville and Shane Claiborne in the Blogs

February 12, 2008 2 comments

I wrote my previous blog on the Cedarville / Shane Claiborne controversy based solely upon the Christianity Today article and my own thoughts. But after another break of studying, I’ve begun to read some of the other things out there on the subject. Here are a few you may want to read.
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Cedarville’s Great Mistake

February 12, 2008 16 comments

I have tremendous respect for Cedarville University and its graduates. However, a recent article on Christianity Today‘s website about Cedarville’s recent actions against Shane Claiborne is extremely disappointing and damaging to its student population. Read more…

The Emerging Church and the Kingdom of God

January 28, 2008 1 comment

In previous posts I have attempted to describe and comment upon the Emerging Church Movement’s understanding of the kingdom of God. One of my favorite bloggers and authors, Scot McKnight, is currently working through a series on the kingdom. Scot also happens to serve on the Emergent Village Coordinating Group. In a recent comment on his blog, he has nailed a primary concern I have with ECM:
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Vatican Speaks on Roman Catholic Evangelism

January 9, 2008 5 comments

In one declaration the Roman Catholic Church has challenged pluralism and, unintentionally, the Emerging Church Movement: “Roman Catholic missionaries should aim to convert people and not restrict themselves to humanitarian good works, the Vatican said on December 14.”
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