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December 03, 2014
Is Rob Bell This or That?
So, Rob Bell has a TV show coming out on December 21. This is the...
November 22, 2014
Is the Emerging Church Relevant? [Liveblog]
This week I'm at AAR/SBL, and I'm liveblogging some of the sessions I'm attending. This...
October 27, 2014
The Emerging Church Is What It Says It Is
On Friday I covered the first of two articles by political scientists Ryan P. Burge of...
October 24, 2014
Study Shows Emergent Is Not As Liberal As You Thought
Just when you thought emergent was dead, scholars are showing that it's very much alive...
September 04, 2014
Some Thoughts About Mark Driscoll
There were a couple things that I couldn't avoid, even with my self-imposed internet sabbatical....
January 10, 2014
God Has Died…And He Has a Wonderful Plan for Your Life
I'm at Christianity21 this week, a gathering produced by Doug Pagitt, Sarah Cunningham, and Your...
October 09, 2013
Who’s Lightin’ It Up? The CANA Initiative
Many years ago, Doug Pagitt invited me to be part of a nascent network. That...
August 27, 2013
Destroying America: Muslims, Communists…and Me!
So, it seems I -- and all of you who are part of the emergence...
August 27, 2013
The Book You’re Going To Be Talking about This Fall
My bedside reading this week is an advanced copy of Nadia Bolz-Weber's theological memoir, Pastrix:...
August 23, 2013
Synergies Between the Emerging Church and 12 Steps
The following is a guest post by Chris Estus. Chris is an "Aspiring Emergent." He left...
August 16, 2013
The Emergent Dave Ramsey
I've know Mark Scandrette for a long time. In fact, in 2008, he and Doug...
July 12, 2013
Dear readers, for the next week, An Emergent Manifesto of Hope is on sale in...
May 04, 2013
A Theology of Ministry
Callid Keefe-Perry has recently been named as a new co-host of Homebrewed Christianity, and he's...
April 24, 2013
Whaddya Say We Get Honest about Labels?
This morning on Marketplace Morning Report, Krissy Clark filed a story entitled, "What Does 'Welfare'...
April 13, 2013
Where Is the Emerging Church?
No one knows more about the ECM, especially in the UK, than Jonny Baker. He's...
April 06, 2013
Can Postmodern Theology Live in Our Churches? #STN2
That is the overarching question at Subverting the Norm 2, a conference that I'm attending...
April 03, 2013
The Ongoing Witness of the Emerging Church
Emergent is dead. Long live Emergent. Like me, you may occasionally hear comments like this:...
February 27, 2013
What Exactly Is Emergence Christianity? [VIDEO]
I attempt an answer on The Harvest Show:
February 20, 2013
Some Honest Talk about Labels (Emergent, Missional, Etc.)
I was interested to see the above video, promoting the new book by my friends...
February 06, 2013
A Global Emergent Movement…
After a couple years of planning, Mesa is launching this fall. From 2013-2017, there will be...
January 31, 2013
Call for Papers on Emergent Church
The Open and Relational Theologies Group at the American Academy of Religion has posted a...
January 23, 2013
The Fuller Seminary of Malaysia
I've given three lectures so far in Malaysia. The first was on ministry uses of...
November 20, 2012
The Emergent Church Isn’t Dead — Here’s Proof
I was in Dallas over the weekend (at the National Youth Workers Convention), and I...
November 10, 2012
Starting a New Monastic Community? Read This First
This sponsored post is part of the Patheos Book Club. Check out the Book Club...
October 28, 2012
Good News for the Missional Church
Jonny Baker, long time observer of all things missional and emergent, reports in from a...
August 17, 2012
Ben Witherington Doesn’t Get the Emerging Church. Yawn.
So, Ben Witherington has posted a rant against emerging church rants. Our "anti-ecclesial rhetoric" is...
May 30, 2012
Is Tony Too Close To His Data Set?
Chad Lakies's review of my book, The Church Is Flat, is up at The Other...
May 23, 2012
Ten Missional Myths
A couple weeks ago, Steve Knight took notes during a talk I gave at the...
May 08, 2012
How White Is the Emerging Church?
Pretty white, as it turns out. I asked Todd Ferguson of Baylor University to run...
April 26, 2012
Roger Olson Compares the Emergent Church with the Jesus Movement
I've heard it for years: "The emerging church is nothing more than the Jesus Movement...
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