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Emerging Church: Weekly Summary

Emerging Church Summary: Sunday, November 26-Friday, December 1, 2017 Reformation is the perpetual process of conversion that is needed by all individuals and institutions. (Sunday) I believe the “emerging church” is a movement of the Holy Spirit. Movements are the energy-building stages of things, before they become monuments, museums, or machines. (Monday) The emerging church,… Continue Reading Emerging Church: Weekly Summary

Rooted and Grounded in Love

Emerging Church Rooted and Grounded in Love Friday, December 1, 2017 Brian McLaren, a longtime friend and speaker at many CAC conferences, has been a leading presence in the Emerging Church movement. Today I share a favorite passage from his recent book, The Great Spiritual Migration: The only thing that matters is faith expressing itself… Continue Reading Rooted and Grounded in Love

Returning to Essentials

Emerging Church Returning to Essentials Thursday, November 30, 2017 Hospitality is the practice that keeps the church from becoming a club, a members-only society. —Diana Butler Bass [1] Practical, practice-based Christianity has been avoided, denied, minimized, ignored, delayed, and sidelined for too many centuries, by too many Christians who were never told Christianity was anything… Continue Reading Returning to Essentials

A Change of Consciousness

Emerging Church A Change of Consciousness Wednesday, November 29, 2017 I have learned to prize holy ignorance more highly than religious certainty and to seek companions who have arrived at the same place. We are a motley crew, distinguished not only by our inability to explain ourselves to those who are more certain of their… Continue Reading A Change of Consciousness

A Great Convergence

Emerging Church A Great Convergence Tuesday, November 28, 2017 The emerging church, a convergence of hopeful and liberating Christian themes, is happening on all continents, in all denominations, at all levels—and at a rather quick pace. I want to name this movement so that you can first of all recognize how it has already happened… Continue Reading A Great Convergence

A New Reformation

Emerging Church A New Reformation Monday, November 27, 2017 I believe that what some refer to as the “emerging church” is a movement of the Holy Spirit. Movements are the energy-building stages of things, before they become monuments, museums, or machines. In the last sixty years, several significant events have taken place, both within and… Continue Reading A New Reformation

The Great Emergence

Emerging Church The Great Emergence Sunday, November 26, 2017 I have come to set fire upon the earth, and how I wish it were already blazing. —Luke 12:49 Protestants and Catholics recently honored the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In 1517, when Martin Luther posted his “95 Theses” or complaints to the church door in… Continue Reading The Great Emergence

Deep Ecumenism

The Wisdom Tradition Deep Ecumenism Friday, January 9, 2015 Although I am clearly a Catholic, I would hope that my brothers and sisters from other denominations and faiths would also find much to guide and inspire them in what we will try to say this year. The ecumenical character and future of religion is becoming… Continue Reading Deep Ecumenism

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