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Discussion between Tall Skinny Kiwi and McLaren…

March 25, 2008

emc.jpgI found this short exchange between Andrew Jones and Brian McLaren to be quite helpful.  If there is one weakness I see in the Emergent movement it is an underdeveloped ecclesiology.  I hear TSK pushing Brian out on this point in this brief conversation. 

Amidst the disillusionment with the establishment church, in the prophetic challenge to the institutional church, in the ferment of deconstruction–how do we organically connect to the community of Christ throughout time and space?  This is the question I believe that the Emerging/Emergent movement must engage if we are to see the conversation embodied in Christ-like communities over the long haul.  In ways that uncover the Biblical Jesus and are in continuity with the witness of the Apostolic community. 

I am registered for DeepShift NYC.  A prime opportunity for continuing to engage in this fruitful conversation at the grassroots level about what it means to be a follower of Jesus and his Kingdom in the world today.  Planning to take Shawn along in the trunk along with some other missional sojourners. 

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  1. March 25, 2008 2:58 pm

    LOL! Right on, Brian. Ecclesiology is key, at least if long-term fruit is the goal. I’d love to hear more conversations re: what we are all going to do about the problems inherent to the institutional church that have been pointed out over the past few years.

    Oh … and the trunk is great! Just stock it with a few bags of trail mix and all will be good! :)

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