Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tony Jones: Emergent Ethos and Vibe

Here's a clip of Tony Jones on "Think," addressing (of course) What is emergent?

Apparently some are upset (of course) that Jones suggests that "Emergence is not so much a doctrinal position as it is a vibe or an ethos....scaffolding." And the emphasis is allowing all to participate, wikistyle. The catch, he says, is the church corporate (definition 1: as in group/Body ) or corporate (definition 2: as in company/hierarchy)?

I guess that is doctrinal: Do we believe that Jesus has a body on earth?


But shouldn't they be thrilled that this current shift is "only" about structure, form, style, ethos.

It's an experiment in vibe, as The Violet Burning once did musically.
Hey, as wishywashy as "vibe" might sound, that's all we have to work with in the universe, according to string theory..

"In rediscovering the gospel of salvation by faith and grace alone, Luther started to reform the Church through a reformation of theology. In the 18th century through movements like the Moravians there was a recovery of a new intimacy with God, which led to a reformation of spirituality, the Second Reformation. Now God is touching the wineskins themselves, initiating a Third Reformation, a reformation of structure.'
Wolfgang Simson

Gee, next thing you'll tell me is the critics don't get/like Trucker Frank, either.

Oops, that seems to be the

I had better quit, I am using too much "them" (vs. "us") language..(:

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