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Emerging authority


: What is authentic christian l: What is authentic christian leadership? is our leadership management and leadership theory with a thin veneer of reglion over it? We worship that kind of success today. Also we need to ask how can I... (10/09/2003 - 10:40)
: This is a good question and o: This is a good question and one that I have seen many people wrestle with. I have seen some try to handle this by having joint leaders of a church or a team of leaders. The problem this creates is... (10/09/2003 - 10:39)
: Models of leadership: I doubt that there’s a simple solution to this problem. Part of the answer, though, certainly has to do with how we derive our models of leadership. I would be inclined to say that we need to... (10/09/2003 - 10:39)

An "Emerging" Theory


: having been involved in start: having been involved in starting up a pub based christian conversation group back in 1996 when i was raw disillusioned and bruised from the journey and probably adopting your position eric of... (10/09/2003 - 10:30)
: no andrew, youre right. I th: no andrew, youre right. I think that my experience with what i call “church culture” has been fairly negative. I suppose I should qualify what i mean by the term. the culture that has... (10/09/2003 - 10:30)
: Is it possible to submerse: eric wrote: Is it possible to submerse our faith expression so far into culture that church culture doesn’t even pick it up on the radar? Presumably invisible to church culture does not... (10/09/2003 - 10:27)
: perhaps even the term: ian wrote: …. perhaps even the term “church planting” itself needs to come under review as implicit in it is an “from outset agenda” that appears to have already... (10/09/2003 - 10:26)
: very interesting stuff this..: very interesting stuff this…. perhaps even the term “church planting” itself needs to come under review as implicit in it is an “from outset agenda” that appears to have... (10/09/2003 - 10:26)
: The prominence of the Church: eric wrote: The prominence of the Church itself will diminish: the organization of the Church will begin to look more like the nature of biblical leadership, which is “servanthood”... (10/09/2003 - 10:25)
: Eric, the emphasis on a 'na: Eric, the emphasis on a ‘natural network of relationships’ as being the primary sphere in which the church – and therefore Christ – is encountered appeals to me a lot. I’m not sure... (10/09/2003 - 10:25)

Dallas Willard and John MacArthur


: Willard on MacArthur: I haven’t read MacArthur, so can’t really comment on him. Willard, however, claims that both “sides”(his characterisation)of the debate have in common that they are very... (09/09/2003 - 22:39)

Outline of an emerging theology


: Emerging theology: I appreciate the comments on emerging theology. It seems to me that emerging is a good metaphor for how we could look at not only the theology of the church, but the church itself, and a way to... (09/09/2003 - 22:08)

Where have all the congregations gone?


: Jason, though i believe that: Jason, though i believe that you are right concerning our being born into individualism, i also think that maybe (since Gen X’ers) there has been a growing value of deep relationship and... (09/09/2003 - 20:41)
: I think that as post modernit: I think that as post modernity has emerged, people are realizing that the congregational church in its current form is not meeting their needs. The members of the emerging cultures (gen x, gen y, etc... (09/09/2003 - 20:41)
: I entirely agree that much of: I entirely agree that much of the reaction against congregational forms of church is mis-motivated. But there is another way of looking at the problem. We don’t have to equate individualism... (09/09/2003 - 20:41)

No more bricks and mortar?


: i think that all this discuss: i think that all this discussion of a new kind of church is exciting…. though it won’t be for everyone….just like some people take comfort and security from going to old shops in... (09/09/2003 - 20:37)
: Yes, i do. I think there is: Yes, i do. I think there is a parallel here to your thoughts on a ‘court of the gentiles’ discussion, and your article cracking the code, also in the same thread, stumbling towards a... (09/09/2003 - 20:36)
: Eric, thanks for taking the t: Eric, thanks for taking the time to articulate your thoughts further. There is some really good material here and I hope we can tease it out further. I particularly like the observation that the... (09/09/2003 - 20:35)

Rambling about God and stuff


: [quote="Andrew"] Why can't we: Andrew wrote: Why can’t we seek both a genuine subjectivity (let’s call it the experience of the Holy Spirit, for example) and a genuine objectivity (whether historical, epistemological... (09/09/2003 - 20:30)
: OK, David, too many issues th: OK, David, too many issues there in one go…. But one question to be getting on with: if it’s possible that charismatic excess has ruined the ‘genuine experience of the Divine... (09/09/2003 - 20:30)

Holiness: judgment or posture?


: Thanks, Eric, for starting th: Thanks, Eric, for starting this one off - though I was hoping you would elaborate the point a bit! As with most things, we need a new way of speaking about holiness, and your suggestion about posture... (09/09/2003 - 20:28)

Being Human: A Christian Understanding of Personhood


: Pete, it would be great if yo: Pete, it would be great if you could review the report. It’s an extremely pressing subject for an emerging theology and I’d love to see some discussion around those issues. (09/09/2003 - 20:25)

Sex before marriage?


: Sex before marriage?: Andrew wrote: Edward, why don’t you provide a link to the article, or better still, summarize your argument in a new topic? Or both! Thank you for the invitation. First of all a disclaimer... (09/09/2003 - 19:52)
: Edward, why don't you provide: Edward, why don’t you provide a link to the article, or better still, summarize your argument in a new topic? Or both! (09/09/2003 - 19:52)
: I am very interested in this: I am very interested in this area. Is it possible to have a Christian Morality of Sex outside of Marriage, and what should it look like? I wrote an article on it, but it didn’t go down too well... (09/09/2003 - 19:51)
: wow pete--great article!: wow pete—great article! andrew, i love your thoughts here. my mind is spinning with the different implications of this idea. How does this effect our understanding of relevant ... (09/09/2003 - 19:51)
: And have people read the arti: And have people read the article in this month’s Next-Wave? http://www.next-wave.org/may03/marriage.htm Sorry if I’m reviving something that had died! … possibly it’s not... (09/09/2003 - 19:51)
: "There's No Such Thing as Pre: “There’s No Such Thing as Premarital Sex” http://www.regenerator.com/8.2/harrell.html an article that seems germain to what we having been looking at here. (09/09/2003 - 19:50)
: Jason, thanks for the link. N: Jason, thanks for the link. Now I know all about marriage! The sentence in the conclusions that I found particularly interesting was this one: ‘We find an echo of the early and mediaeval... (09/09/2003 - 19:50)
: Jumping in a bit late, but I: Jumping in a bit late, but I think Andrew is on track, and in the tradition of the church. In other words this is what happened anyway, especially in the UK. My post comes in the context of an... (09/09/2003 - 19:49)
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