What’s Emerging in Theology?

I am grateful to be part of this new adventure in emergent and emerging Christianity.  While I will let the Spirit move me in my reflections, I have discovered that while the Spirit often takes you where the wild things are, She also moves through your gifts and passions.  By inclination and training, I am theologian, pastor, and spiritual guide.  These gifts, along with my interest in politics, parenting, grandparenting, global theology, and healing will no doubt emerge as I… Read more

Why I Am Emergent, Part 1: Conversation

As we start the new Emergent Village Voice blog, I want to launch into a several week series on how I came to associate with Emergent Village and the movement at large.  The emphasis will be on the “why,” but it will include the “how” along the way. One of the first things that attracted me to all things Emergent was the conversational aspect.  This was a network of people who were talking, writing, communicating, thinking, publishing, podcasting, blogging etc. … 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 liberals;… Read more

Growing Cafe Churches Singapore Style

“Why are people so upset at the emerging church?”, Tim Wong asked me last night over a mango juice at a Balinese party. We didn’t have time to plummet the jelloed depths of EC criticism, although I do enjoy the subject. But we did discuss cafe churches and how they have evolved from cheesy church-basement services in the 80’s [GUILTY AS CHARGED] to state-of-the-art, Über-Funky couch-clad temples of Java and Bible that they have now become. Even here in Asia…. Read more