EmergingEvangelism.com

Justin over at RadicalCongruency is starting a group blog called Emerging Evangelism. He says:

The purpose of this site is to discuss evangelism in a postmodern, emerging-church context. Why another blog?

  • The need for a group of people to be thinking together on this important topic
  • The need for a more neutral and anonymous place to discuss this sensitive topic other than personal blogs
  • The need for a more centralized place to have this conversation

If you are interested in joining, please email me at justin at baederresources.com with your:

  • Name
  • Blog URL
  • Church context & background (briefly)

I would like to have as many contributors as possible, but for a variety of reasons it’s going to be limited to those who already have a blog (mainly to prevent it from becoming someone’s personal blog where they start to post livejournal memes and other junk).

Why should you think about contributing?

  • There has not been enough conversation on evangelism in the emerging church
  • Consequently, people are often still thinking in terms inappropriate for their contexts
  • Much has been learned about evangelism in postmodern/emerging contexts, and the knowledge needs to be found, shared, and discussed
  • It hasn’t all been figured out yet – there remains a great theological task to be done

I hope you’ll consider joining. The site will go live in a few days; hopefully, there will be a dozen or so contributors ready to post by then.

If you’ve read Justin’s January post Evangelism Re:Mixed, you’ve got a fair idea where this idea of his is headed. To update his quote above, the site IS live already (and active and sharper than most two-edged swords).

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  1. Keith –Since I’ve got to be staying off my feet this week with my foot propped up (see my 2 blogs from last week), I’m blogging around a lot. I’ve just finished reading nearly all of what was written at the links you have here and at “All I Can Change is Me.” There are some really interesting and vital ideas presented and I’m glad so many younger Christians are seeking to find a way to better connect with the world in which they are living. I’m a lot older than most of these writers, but I have to say that I don’t see anything new and different in their conclusions than any I’d come to a long time ago through my years of changing and growing. I’ve said before in commenting to your blog that no one ever kept me from “doing” anything or reaching out to anyone with the gospel as a Christian or woman, either one, although I’ve lived a lot of places where it may have been difficult at times.It seems rather amusing to me to see these younger Christians getting so excited about things I remember getting excited about in the late 60s and early 70s, which was years and years ago. (Good grief!) I’m glad, but I think that the younger, or more progressive, “generation,” if you will, don’t give those of us who have been around a while nearly enough credit for having brains and using them in our journey through this world as we forever seek to be God’s child and do His will. My mom, who is 83, is the best example I know of that statement. And I commented about my dad one day and his work as an elder that was the beginning of Sunset “School of Preaching” and other work like that that has led to people becoming Christians around the world. (I could say a lot more about all of that, but time and space don’t permit.) I’m not putting anyone down here – don’t get me wrong. In fact, I’m much more optimistic than most of you guys seem to be about the cofC and how it has progressed and changed and grown in just my lifetime. I know fully well what all of the problems are and have been. I’ve lived with them and lived through many, if not all, of them. I know my parents did (and my mom still is). I think younger Christians need to be more optimistic, too, and thankful to their “mentors” in the brotherhood who have led the way to where those younger are today, rather than writing all of us over 40 off! Dee

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