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June 28, 2007

Emerging Church: The latest move of the Spirit or another trendy quick-fix?

Next Wednesday I am hosting an evening with some leaders of the Emerging Church movement. So if you are near the top of Scotland and have some time, come along. Its a free event and we will provide coffee and tea and biscuits. All are welcome, except Methodists and Baptists.

Naaaaa . . . just kidding about the Methodists! Heres the skinny:

The Emerging Church Movement: Is it the latest move of the Spirit or just another trendy quick-fix? Or the logical conclusion of missions thinking in the home country? What impact is it making and what are the ramifications? Is the criticism all true? Hear some of the leading voices in UK answer those questions, and other totally unrelated and somewhat trivial questions, from their point of view.

Hosted by the congenial Andrew Jones, an aging blogger of declining significance living in relative obscurity on a remote northern island.

PANEL [with my illustrious guests]:
Jonny Baker, London: emergingchurch.info, co-author of Alternative Worship
Mark Berry, Telford: the "Missionary Man", Core Community and the neo-monastic movement.
Richard White, Liverpool: Dream, ACUK, missional cells everywhere.

PERSPECTIVES [from our all-wise and ever-venerable grey-haired veterans]:
Bob and Mary Hopkins, Anglican Church Planting Initiatives, Fresh Expressions
Rev'd Canon Chris Neal, Church Mission Society

PARTICIPATION [from our fiercely critical but appreciative audience]
Thats you!

Details: Wednesday July 4th, 2007, 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Stromness Town Hall, Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland. Hosted by Stromness Baptist Church and CMS.
This event will be videotaped for internet. Your participation may cause your face or your comments to be narrowcast on a blog or website.

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yeah well if i could just get this translating gift down like Phillip had- i'd be there!!!!
Sounds thick and juicy like your Orkney Beef!!
xo K8

Posted by: Cathryn Thomas | Jun 28, 2007 6:00:22 PM

Being in Southern California, USA, I shan't be there, but glad to see it will be taped. I'm quite interested in the conversation.

Posted by: Laura | Jun 28, 2007 9:47:07 PM

Andrew - I guess I'm nearer to Stromness than a lot o fthe others that read your blog, but alas I've other stuff on. Hope the conversation is good, the friendships real and lasting and that what spills from this will have a lasting impact.

Posted by: Brodie | Jun 29, 2007 1:42:36 PM

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