Posts Tagged ‘ emergent village ’

2010 Emergent Theological Conversation

In just a couple of days I get to join one of the most important theological conversations that Emergent Village has hosted to date.  The conversation will bring Dr. Musa Dube , Dr. Richard Twiss, and Dr. Colin Greene together to explore “Creating Liberated Spaces in a Postcolonial World.”  What does mission look after colonialism?  […]



emergent village 2010 theological conversation

I am so excited about the 2010 Emergent Village Theological Conversation. Like prior EV theological conversations, academic luminaries will enter into conversation with pastors – no notes, no papers delivered, no formality – simply a conversation about things that matter. Past scholars include: Nancey Murphy, Dallas Willard, Stanley Hauerwas, Walter Brueggemann, Miroslav Volf, John Caputo, […]



A Relational Hermeneutic for K.o.G. Mission

I am thrilled that to announce that I just received my first bound copy of my book and it is available at a store near you… This book was born in the context of an eleven-year life altering experiment in ecclesial life, fleshed out in learning communities with thoughtful women and men who never ceased […]



Emergent @ CCT, follow-up

A couple of weeks ago I was able to spend a few hours with Christian Churches Together, which is a relatively new ecumenical network in the USA.  I have to say that I find these ecumenical gatherings quite encouraging.  For instance as an Anabaptist (it may be more precise to say that I am an […]



Emergent @ Christian Churches Together

This week is the fourth annual gathering of the fairly new ecumenical group, Christian Churches Together (CCT), and this year’s meeting brings them to Seattle, and are being hosted by World Vision. CCT has invited me to facilitate a couple of workshops on Emergent. From their “What We Do” tab on their site they state: […]



Theology After Google

Keep you eyes out for an upcoming theology/technology/culture conversation at Claremont.  Follow this link for more information. Philip Clayton and Tripp Fuller are putting together what is looking to be a fascinating conversation. Peace, dwight Here’s a link to the talks.



emergent village – keeps emerging

Emergent Village continues to emerge as social network of conversationally engaged, missionally minded communities/people of faith.  Check out the statement from EV and listen to a pod cast of some of the EV board members talking about the move to an even flatter network model

check it out.
peace, dwight



emergent @ national workshop on Christian Unity

I will be representing emergent village at the National Workshop on Christian Unity in Chicago later this Spring. I’ll have the privilege to present a workshop on emergent village and ecumenism.

BTW, Emergent may have some opportunities to include some other people at the ecumenical table as official delegates to a number of ecumenical gatherings, provided you have the funding to cover your expenses. If you’re interested please contact me, or Tony Jones.

Peace, dwight



2 other events in the NW

Allelon (Mark Priddy & Alan Roxborogh) is holding a gathering for creation of a Missional Order Andrew Jones and others will be there.

Missional Order Gathering
Pacific Northwest
Oct 15-18 2007

Another event coming up in Spokane is An Emergent Mainline Dialogue which will feature Tony Jones, Doug Pagitt, Karen Ward and John Franke.

An Emergent Mainline Dialogue
Whitworth University, Spokane, Washington
November 9 & 10

peace, dwight



emergent update from “faith & order”

Just returned from the 50th anniversary celebration of the Faith & Order Commission of the National Council of Churches in the USA, which took place at the site of the first gathering at Oberlin College.

It was great to rub shoulders with people like: Martin Marty, Mark Calhoun, Jeffrey Gros, Susan Davies, Barbara Brown Zikmund, Don Dayton, Peter Heltzel, Avery Dulles, Mel Robeck, Jione Havea, Aristotle Papanikolaou, Amos Yong, Tom Finger, Kevin Mannoia, Mary Tanner, Carlos Malave, Mark Arey, James Forbes, Alberto Silva, David Cole, Paul Anderson, Thomas Ferguson and so many more.

Some papers of special note to those in the emergent conversation (sadly these are scheduled for publication and so they’re not available online yet):

  • Keelan Downton’s “Ecclesiological Malleability as Ecumenical Horizon”
  • Jione Havea’s “The Bible on Postmodern Surfaces”
  • Aristotle Papanikolaou’s “Orthodoxy, Post-modernity, and Ecumenism: The Difference that Divine-Human Communion Makes”
  • Cecil M. Robeck, Jr.’s “The Apostolic Faith and the Holy Spirit”
  • Kevin Mannoia’s, “Issues Facing Ecumenism” and
  • Jeff Kursonis & Russell Myers co-facilitated workshop titled, “Local Faith & Order, Emergent Cohorts: Possibilities for New Dialogues and Partnerships”

I was at the event representing Emergent Village (as impossible as that may be) and trying to serve as a voice for the boarder emerging movement or “Avant Churches” as most of the groups represented there are historic faith traditions or denominations. I was given an opportunity to speak to my observations of the event at one of the final plenary sessions.

I continue to be impressed with both the hospitality and the genuine interest the people I’ve been meeting from within the NCC and the more historic traditions express toward us in the emerging conversation.

I have an ever deepening appreciation for the history of this ecumenical group and the courage that has been required for many of its participants to engage in these intrafaith dialogues, and found it striking to imagine the courage that may be required for this organize to serve the American Church in an increasing Post-Christendom, postmodern, post-denominational context.

Special thanks to Ann Riggs, Susan Davies, and Keelan Downton for pursuing, and making space for younger emerging theologians at the table.

BTW, Mark Calhoun has a good day-by-day narrative of the event.

Peace, dwight