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Yeah, the black and white.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2011 on god said she likes it when we create at jonnybaker
I stumbled into this conversation and find it interesting. I understand where some of this feeling is coming from. As an Episcopalian, a friend of mine, after reading Brian McLaren's Finding our Way Again said that the author had seemed to have just discovered the Morning Office and Anglican tradition. I think many can echo similar sympathies. But I think we may miss a genuine opportunity if we believe emergence is merely a fad or an evangelical shift toward us. Phyllis Tickle does give us good insight on this. One push back I have for Will is that Tickle consistently rejects the notion of suddenness in transformation: the entire Rummage Sale analogy is built on slow shifts in attitude as a result of a multitude of changing circumstances. It seems that it would be useful for this conversation to reflect on what Tickle says about the ways the church reorients itself in response to its present Rummage Sale. Perhaps the experience of emergence for Mainliners may be similar to the Roman response to the Reformation. It seems that some of the biggest changes in store for us are not merely a reinvigorated worship, but serious shifts in ecclesiology--an area that the Evangelicals are not in the same place on to begin with. I guess my main argument is that for all of the theological similarity, there are significant effects on mainline denominations coming in areas of worship, structure, and overhead. Drew Downs+
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2010 on Emerging Church and Mainliners at Kruse Kronicle
It was great to meet you! The fruit is ripening on the vine there.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2009 on 'Out and About' in Grand Rapids at Thirdway