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My Pilgrimage to Glorieta

06.11.2011


After a decade of Emergent gatherings in Glorieta, New Mexico, I finally was able to make the pilgrimage this year. We spent three days (Oct. 5-7) in “open space” sessions, led by participants who stepped up to volunteer and lead discussions about topics of interest.

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My Conversation with Dr. Tony Jones

27.10.2011


Yesterday I had the privilege of talking to ecclesiologist Dr. Tony Jones about his new book, The Church Is Flat: The Relational Ecclesiology of the Emerging Church Movement.

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Awakening Courage

26.09.2011


As Rev. Lewis described how they developed VocationCARE, incorporating the brilliant leadership insights of Otto Scharmer and the spirituality of education activist Parker Palmer, I was impressed and excited to see how we might be able to incorporate what FTE has created into the overall offering we’ve been organizing for Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation.

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The Original Learning Party Returns: Soularize 2011

23.09.2011


Spencer Burke is throwing another Soularize learning party, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the first Soularize (in Seattle in 2001) — this time in partnership with our mutual great friends at Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diego, California.

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Who Cares?

21.09.2011


This whole notion of companies “caring” causes me to wonder: When did churches and faith communities lose the corner on the “caring” market?

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Delivering a Straight Apology

25.08.2011


What have I gotten myself into? Well, I’ll find out on Saturday, when I join a group of gay-affirming Christians at the Charlotte Pride Festival to deliver a Str8Apology to the LGBT community in our city.

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Salvation Is A Story

09.08.2011


I had the privilege of being interviewed (with my son Elliot in my arms, at Wild Goose Festival) by Travis Reed of The Work of the People and Alter Video Magazine.

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Down We Go

09.08.2011


No, this isn’t a reference to the stock market. I’m talking about the new book by Kathy Escobar, co-pastor of The Refuge in Broomfield, Colorado — Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus.

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Thoughts on Freedom

04.07.2011


Today is the 4th of July here in the U.S., Independence Day. A word that gets tossed around a lot this time of year, is Freedom. Here are some thoughts on freedom from Landon Whitsitt’s new book “Open Source Church.”

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Why Wild Goose Festival Was So Magical

03.07.2011


I’m trying to put into words the experience of the first annual Wild Goose Festival that took place a week ago at Shakori Hills farm in North Carolina. And that’s the word that I keep coming back around to describe the first flight of the Wild Goose — magic.

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