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The Great Emergence :: Class 8

The Great Emergence :: 7: The Way Ahead The power of network theory can be summed up by the simple fact that interest in it has brought together physicists, sociologists, … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Emergence :: Class 7

The Great Emergence Part 3 : Where Is it Going?   Where is the Great Emergence going? And, similarly, where is it takins us as it goes? Both questions intuit … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Emergence :: Class 6

The Great Emergence Part 2 : Chapter 5 “The Century of Emergence ”   During the peri-Emergence, we can see an almost thread-by-thread unraveling of those answers that worked so … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Great Emergence : Class 5

  The Great Emergence Part 2 : Chapter 4 “Questions of Re-formation ”   As Christianity splintered from one cohesive whole into multiple denominations, a new center of authority was … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Emergence :: Class 4

The Great Emergence Part 2 : Chapter 3 “The Great Reformation ” “Where now is the authority?”  This question drives every reformation. Ours societal cable of meaning is constructed in … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Emergence :: Class 3

The Great Emergence Part 1 : Chapter 2 “Cable of Meaning”   Tickles begins the chapter by asserting that religion is a social construct. That is, religion is influenced by … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Emergence :: Class 2

  The Great Emergence :: Chapter 1 Rummage Sales   In this first chapter of the book Phyllis Tickle lays out her thesis that every 500 years or so the … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Great Emergence: Session 1

We’re starting a series talking about the changes in our world that we recognize, suspect and might not see.  Wether they’re good or bad, is somewhat besides the point. What … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Presbyteri-What? Class 6: Putting it all together

  PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER. Why are you Presbyterian? What does it mean that we, as a church community, are? Before we answer that question, let’s refresh our memory on … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Presbyteri-What? Class 5 “Discipline: doing it decently and in order”

DISCIPLINE. It’s the theological word we use to describe the community wide responsibility of the church for sharing faithful Christian life. It’s not just an extraordinary action when someone steals … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 1 Comment