ChurchNext is one of the best video interview shows online today, so it was a huge thrill and honor for me to be interviewed by host Chris Yaw recently.
I had the privilege of participating in a VocationCARE training in Asheville last week, hosted by the Fund for Theological Education and featuring The World Cafe co-founders Juanita Brown and David Isaacs.
The three-year timeframe is related to the major generational shifts that are happening in the Church and the radical impacts they will have on faith communities for the future.
There’s a very promising new documentary film project that’s just getting off the ground, which promises to shine a spotlight on some of the more diverse voices in the Emergent conversation.
I did read some really good books in 2011 (not all published in 2011), and here’s a rundown of the ones I would definitely recommend (in no particular order).
One of the most courageous, innovative Christian leaders of my generation is Shaun King. His story is amazing. He’s already left his mark for social good on Twitter. Now he’s getting ready to launch a whole new social platform for making the world a better place.
On Wednesday night, I had the opportunity to visit Englewood Christian Church and join them for their community dinner, and it was a treat to sit and talk with Chris Smith about what is happening in and through the church.
Progressive disclosure — it’s apparently what turns a boring online sign-up form into a story.
In the discussion of participatory church, I find it really fascinating that there are really two conversations about radical shifts in culture going on right now that share some of the same language but apply them in different ways. One is the Internet/tech culture and the other is religious culture, specifically Christian culture (as I see it from my perspective).
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!