Missional in Phyllis Tickle’s New Book “Emergence Christianity”

I recently finished reading Phyllis Tickle’s new book Emergence Christianity: What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Jonathan Brink, my co-conspirator in TransFORM Network, quoted for his “State of Emergence 2011” post from the Emergent Village blog. Tickle calls TransFORM, “a missional-church body within [Read More…]

Patriotism and Properly Ordered Social Love

With the Independence Day holiday now behind is and quickly fading into our memories (well, who can forget the San Diego fireworks debacle?), I just want to bring your attention and focus back once again to the question of patriotism and love for God and country (in that order). I just finished reading Logan Mehl-Laituri’s [Read More…]

Missional Monday: Hipps Passes, Mainline Numbers, Memorial Day

Here’s a quick recap of the major highlights from the missional conversation last week: Shane Hipps announced his impending departure from the Mars Hill Church community in Grand Rapids, Michigan (a.k.a., Rob Bell‘s former church). The church’s elders decided to redefine the Teaching Pastor role to preaching 40 Sundays per year (instead of the 25 [Read More…]