Category Archives: emerging church

Another Stupid Bible Study

There are no wacky coffeehouses in Springfield. I’ve been to some crazy little java joints in Kansas City and St. Louis with lots of edgy art, painfully miscellaneous furniture, parental advisory music, lengthy vegan menus, and baristas with tattoos on … Continue reading

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Soft-Sell Tacos

Note: This post is adapted from an e-mail about Socrates Cafe, that I wrote to a fellow leader at The Core. Funny thing… Somebody came into the print shop I work at yesterday afternoon talking about how he wanted to … Continue reading

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The Bizarro Front Porch

I’ve been aware for some time of a coffeehouse church called The Freeway, in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, which opened in October of 2005. As you’ll see in this thorough piece of journalism, it’s a great place for building community and … Continue reading

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I Got Soul, But I’m Not a Soldier

This Sunday we’re having our last Sunday-evening Merge gathering (starting October 28 it will be weekly, and take place on Sunday morning.) And for the occasion, I wanted to present a message/discussion called “I Got Soul, but I’m Not a … Continue reading

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M-R Ducks (the Missional-Relational Movement)

“Thank you for calling Pizza Shack, home of the Shack-a-Lackin’ Fat-Lover’s Extra-Greasy Giant Pizza Pie for only $19.99 delivered, this is Gigi, can I get your phone number please?” Every time I hear one of these exhausting phone greetings I … Continue reading

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Part 4 Continued: TIME article

As a continuation of the current thread on House Church, I want to direct everybody to an article from the February 27 issue of TIME magazine called “There’s No Pulpit Like Home.” It explores the House Church Movement in this … Continue reading

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Part 4: House Church

Have I got the trend for you! You know what everybody’s used to doing? So easy, comfy, predicable? No muss, no fuss? Well you can forget about that, because the latest fad is tough as nails! It’s messy and frustrating! … Continue reading

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Part 3: Ancient-Future Church

Contenti n’andremo se un pocoNoie lo podessemo tocareLo podessemo toccarE pero te nepregamoQuanto noie, Siam pastoriDe poco affare Comments? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? If you know what that little poem means, good for you. All I know is that they’re the … Continue reading

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