Archive for the ‘Emerging Church Movement’ Category

The Very First Emergent Guy

March 10, 2009 1 comment

I was doing some reading for a sermon and I ran across this creed from the Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1737-1809).  Read it and see if you think he was the first emergent dude. Read more…


An Evening with Brian McLaren

February 25, 2009 13 comments

Last night Jeff V. and I went to Spring Arbor to hear a lecture by Brian McLaren.  He was his normal self: funny, engaging, provocative, and challenging.  I was with him on almost everything he said.  The only thing that bothered me was something he didn’t say. Read more…

The Emerging Church and Self-Esteem

February 17, 2009 9 comments

Scot McKnight’s Jesus Creed blog has a great series going on a book titled Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — And More Miserable Than Ever.  This seems to be a book that all parents must read.  But today I’m wondering if there is a connection between this book and the Emerging Church Movement. Read more…

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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