The Process of Emergent Village Theological Conversation

Over the last dozen years Emergent Village has hosted conversations with Theologians. The idea is to put practioners in conversation with theoreticians. The conversations have spanned a wide spectrum of perspectives. The 2012 conversation will be with Process Theologians January 31-Feb 2, 2012 at Clairmont School of Theology in the Los Angeles area. You may not be familiar with Process thought, or may have written it off, or may be an adherent. Regardless you are invited to this … [Read more...]

Mary’s Song

The community I am part of in Minneapolis, Solomon's Porch, is fortunate to have musicians who create the soundtrack of our community. I wanted to share one of our Christmas songs as an encouragement and an offering for any communities to use as they see fit. The people pictured in the video are the creators and performers. The text is from the first chapter of Luke when Mary receives the message from the angels about her pregnancy. … [Read more...]

Arab Spring an Inventive Age Reality

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Over the last couple of years I have been suggesting that we are living in the fourth cultural epoch of North American culture. We have seen the Agrarian Age, the Industrial Age, the Information Age and now we are entering the Inventive Age. Each of these ages has particular ways of thinking, valuing, appreciating aesthetics and way of using tools. And all parts of culture including religious communities are created from these cultural situations. In Community in the Inventive Age, I … [Read more...]

My Mormon Baptism

I am not a Mormon, but my neighbors are. They invited me as a guest to the baptism of their son. I reflect on the experience during my weekly radio show this week. There are a number of insights from that experience that may be meaningful to us all. … [Read more...]

We live in a new age – and that is great news

I have suggested in a series of books recently that we live in the Inventive Age. I believe a have moved from the Agrarian Age, through the Industrial Age and the Information Age into the creative Inventive Age. These ages create the context for all of cultural life and every part of society is part of the cultural reality. In this video from my weekly Sunday radio show I give a few reasons why I think this matters. … [Read more...]

Why an Emergent Village Blog on Patheos.com

Part 1 & 2 of my conversation with Deborah Arca of Patheos on what they do and why the Emergent Village Blog fits. Recorded on Doug Pagitt Radio this past Sunday.  (Sorry Deborah about the mis-spelling of your name on the video) … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Emergent Village Voice

Welcome to the Emergent Village Voice. This blog is an experiment. We are seeking to include as many voices as are willing to join together and tell stories, create ideas, and generate friendships that will compel us to the future. There are more than 50 people who will be adding their voices to this conversation. Some will write, some will post audio, some will post video. You will hear from Christians and Jews; denominationalists and free-range spiritualists; conservatives and … [Read more...]


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