The main reason we went up was because Robin invited us, but it was really great to hear what Peggy Parsons and Marge Post Abbott had to say about their experiences in the Friends Church…. I have a few new ideas that have sprung from our time there that will later be explored but for now what I can say is that it is great to meet new people and be challenged by new/different ideas.
Part I – Reflections on EvangelicalismPart II – What Evangelicalism IsPart III – Critiques and Possibilities – BiblicismPart IV – Critiques and Possibilities – Spiritually Transformed LifePart V – Evangelicalism as a SubcultureA critique on the movement as a subcultureWhat I like so much about Quakerism and the Emerging Church (not necessarily both together) is that they both hold values that extend beyond the restrictions of Evangelicalism and modernity…. A majority of church growth is transferring memberships from one Evangelical church to another (typically to bigger??? and better??? churches that offer more programs and services to me as a consumer).This is the leg-up that the emerging church has on other groups, most of these people have un-learned their christianese, been baptized back into a real world where God rules over all not just the sacred.???
If you get a chance check out Ryan Bolger’s Interview on 89.3 KPCC | AirTalk hosted by Larry Mantle…. Not only is it a really good interview with Ryan, but its a nice brief review of some of the ideas behind his new book; He also gave me a shout out in response to a question posed by a caller who is a Quaker named Beth from echo park.
For the whole month of march BP will be hosting a discussion on the book, so I invite all those who faithfully read this blog to check out the discussion on Emerging Churches. The really exciting thing about this is that BP has asked Ryan Bolger, author and Fuller professor, to moderate the discussion.
A continuing saga on the XFBA. Today’s article at cantonrep.com story by Todd Porter Warrants were issued Tuesday for the arrest of Michael Willis Heard and Gregory Railey Jr. after City Prosecutor Frank Forchione charged each with four counts of theft by deception.