Thank you all for your thoughts and comments. I’m going back to http://faithmaps.blogspot.com though the name will still be “faithmaps blog.” I won’t be going back to using “emergesque.”

I’m going back because I was forever wishing to add some kind of code to my template (twitter, shelfari, etc) that the free wordpress.com just wouldn’t allow. And blogger will now allow individuals to opt in to receiving further comments to a post sent to them via email, a feature I like quite a bit.

My apologies to moving you back again after only 9 mos.

Pls correct your RSS feeds, if necessary.

the buzz begins?

Andrew Jones tantalizingly twitters:

working on the largest gathering of emerging church leaders in 2008 – country to be announced soon


Justin Taylor provides us a helpful metapost to the BeliefNet exchange:

“However, with deep reluctance and regret we have concluded that we cannot continue the Anglican ministry to which we were ordained under your jurisdiction. The Diocese, under your leadership, has departed from historic, orthodox Anglican teaching and practice. It has departed from what the Primates have unanimously recognized as the standard of teaching of the Anglican Communion. The Diocese is in a state of broken or impaired communion with the majority of Anglicans worldwide. Sadly, it appears the Anglican Church of Canada has now similarly departed from Anglican teaching and practice.”

Justin Taylor does a roundup here.


You know I love ya, but … 😉 I feel like I have to confess … that I am a post-congregational Christian. And I think your overview makes a mistake in mixing post-church (or, I prefer the term post-congregational) Christians with those who are de-churched non-Christians (those who have grown up in Christianity but have rejected it later in life for whatever reason).

Although your overview here (which I just found ironically by doing a Google search on “post-congregational”) makes it sound as if all post-congregational Christians are “lost souls,” I am finding that the opposite is in fact true. Those I know who are choosing the route of post-congregationalism (if that’s even a word) are doing so out of a missional motivation to intentionally be the Church outside of traditional church structures in order to be salt and light amongst a largely de-churched world.”

Steve Knight, a Post-Congregational himself, has begun a dialog with me in comments to a post I made on that topic on Leadership Network’s Digital Blog.  See his entire comment and my response here.

Nevertheless, this makes me very happy:

Sarah Connor Chronicles Avoids Termination


Our Metapost on Larry Norman, his life, passing and funeral has gotten a lot of hits.  I noticed yesterday that the LarryNorman.com has been significantly redesigned and it looks great.