Jan 22 2006

Amazon says start ’em early

According to Amazon, “Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel” is at the “Baby-Preschool” reading level.

Apparently Emergent theology is so watered down even your 2 year old can grasp it!

Amazon goof


Jul 16 2005

The Emerging Church featured on PBS- Religion and Ethics

My favorite quote:

TONY JONES (National Coordinator, Emergent): Is it more sloppy than what a systematic theology professor does, sitting in his tenured chair typing up a book on the doctrine of the atonement? Yeah, it’s messier than that! But that’s, I think, theology as it works itself out in the lives of human beings who are kind of scratching and clawing their way to try to follow Jesus on a daily basis. It’s a messy endeavor, and I embrace that messiness.

The Emerging Church, Part One

The Emerging Church, Part Two


Jun 20 2005

Not a big suprise…

I, like my buddy Steve Knight… scored as Emergent/Postmodern.

You scored as Emergent/Postmodern. You are Emergent/Postmodern in your theology. You feel alienated from older forms of church, you don’t think they connect to modern culture very well. No one knows the whole truth about God, and we have much to learn from each other, and so learning takes place in dialogue. Evangelism should take place in relationships rather than through crusades and altar-calls. People are interested in spirituality and want to ask questions, so the church should help them to do this.

Emergent/Postmodern

79%

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

68%

Neo orthodox

68%

Classical Liberal

64%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

64%

Reformed Evangelical

43%

Fundamentalist

43%

Roman Catholic

29%

Modern Liberal

25%

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May 20 2005

John Musick time-delay blogging from Nashvegas

My Pastor is blogging (slightly delayed) from the Emergent Conference in Nashville this week.

Read all about his adventures in the “most secret place” and hear his thoughts on all the creative and dangerous people he’s been hanging out with.


Apr 4 2005

Twin Cities Emergent Cohort

The next Twin Cities Emergent Cohort is Thursday, April 14. Tony Jones is going to shake things up:

What I’ll be doing is offering a very different response to the pluralistic — dare I say, postmodern? — context in which we are now trying to be Christian.

I’ll be there, I hope those of you in the Twin Cities consider attending. It should be a great conversation.


Apr 2 2005

The “Lynchburg Emergent Cohort”

We had an unofficial meeting of the unofficial, temporary, and 100% alien Lynchburg Emergent cohort tonight.

An ’emergent cohort’ is simply a gathering of emerging church folks. They are forming in cities around the world. As we had a concentration of emerging church folk in Lynchburg tonight, we essentially had an Emergent cohort meeting, although that’s not what we set out to do, it just happened.

Will Samson, Steven Shields, DJ Chuang, Steve Knight, Aaron Flores, Jim Gilliam, and myself went to a local establishment and hung out after the conference. We were filmed for possible inclusion in Jim’s movie in progress, tenatively titled “Church 2.0.”

The highlight of the night, however, was when were ribbing Will a bit for his use of “following God in the way of Jesus” during the blogging workshop (it’s an Emergent thing). Steve joked that we should “order our food in the way of Jesus.” The waitress responded, “I believe in Jesus, but I don’t order my food in his name!” Priceless. Jim has it on tape, hopefully it will make into the movie, or at least the blooper reel.

Aaron vlogged a bit of the night.

After feeling a little out of place all day (I was underdressed and plan to be again) it was good to be among friends – some new, but friends nonetheless.