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A New Chapter in the Emergent Conversation

08.12.2011


As of this week, the Emergent Village network, which has been a life-giving part of my spiritual life and journey for 10+ years, has a new website!

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Missional Conversations with … Bob Cornwall

17.11.2011


I sat down recently to do a Skype videochat interview with Rev. Dr. Bob Cornwall, from Central Woodward Christian Church in Troy, Michigan. In this conversation, Bob and I discuss Tony Jones’ new book The Church Is Flat, and Bob unpacks some of the history of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and how it relates to this missional moment we are living in right now.

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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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In Solidarity

10.08.2011


I haven’t really told this part of my story before, but I think now is the right time to tell it. I lost my job in 2009 primarily over my stance on … “the gay issue.”

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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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Here’s Something Beautiful: Friendship

06.08.2011


I’ve known Jonathan Blundell, from the Something Beautiful podcast, for a number of years now. Last week, I had the chance to meet him in person for the very first time!

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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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The Fine Print: My Job Offer for Millennials

20.06.2011


Over the weekend, my latest article was posted on the Huffington Post in the Religion section. It’s my attempt to synthesize …

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Weak Stories vs. Bold Stories

13.06.2011


Church consultant Gil Rendle says this in an interview with Duke University’s Faith and Leadership blog …

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