Are There Really Any Thin Places?

Thin PlacesOne of the new books that’s getting some buzz in the missional blogosphere is Thin Places by Jon Huckins and Rob Yackley, both of whom work for NieuCommunities, a collective of missional church communities who foster leadership and community development.

Subtitled Six Postures for Creating and Practicing Missional Community, the book covers listening, submerging, inviting, contending, imagining, and entrusting. I haven’t read the book, so I don’t know what Huckins or Yackley would say, but I’d be interested in hearing their thoughts (and yours) on Tony Jones’ recent assertion (at the Funding the Missional Church conference) that, “There are no thin places. Every place is a thin place.” (Meaning: There is really no sacred/secular divide.)

What do you think about “thin places”?

You can read three excerpts on “missional-monastic community” from Thin Places on Jon Huckins’ blog: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

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