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August 2009 Archives

My New Work Space

posted by Tony Jones

I’ve been influenced by the blog, Minimal Mac, to simplify my cluttered workspace, so I canceled cable TV and used the money I saved to buy a cheap-but-highly-rated Dell monitor. I’m trying to keep all paper off my desk and […]

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Christianity21 Media Release

posted by Tony Jones

Christianity21_MediaRelease.pdf Event’s Line-Up Challenges Perceptions of Church Conferences JoPa Productions presents an event featuring more than 20 women speaking into the state of Christianity in the 21st Century–but it’s not a women’s conference Minneapolis, MN August 20, 2009 – Christianity21 […]

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Video Blog: The Slippery Slope Doesn’t Exist

posted by Tony Jones

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With Whom Should the Intersexed Have Sex? Even More on the Complexity of Gender

posted by Tony Jones

Seriously, this stuff is a mind-bender for me.  It changes everything, really.  Why?  Because it’s the exceptions into which the norms need to fit to make them “norms.”  The doctrine of imago dei, the hallmark of which is so often […]

Who Will Call Out John Piper?

posted by Tony Jones

So yesterday, John Piper once again entered crazy-television-evangelist territory and blamed a small tornado that jumped over Minneapolis and toppled a steeple on Central Lutheran Church on the fact that the ELCA delegate were down the street discussing whether to […]

More on the Complexity of Gender

posted by Tony Jones

Here’s a comment string from the last post that might be interesting… Confused and Hurting Sinner writes, most of the previous comments seem somewhat educated albeit cold & clincal. To me the elephant in the room that everyone seemed to […]

The Complexity of Gender

posted by Tony Jones

It seems to me that the same people who take the stance that the Bible has a plain meaning in all cases also seem to assume that human sexuality is a pretty simple manner.  There are men and there are […]

A Thoughtful, Reasonable, Pastoral Comment about Same Sex Sex

posted by Tony Jones

There have been some real gems among the hundreds and hundreds of comments left on this blog in the past couple weeks.  Among those that bear repeating is this one from Edward Green: To begin to understand the Bible’s views […]

Video Response: Natural Law, Gays, and the Church

posted by Tony Jones

Video Response: Those Pesky Six Verses about Homosexuality

posted by Tony Jones

What I’ve Learned about Gays and the Church…

posted by Tony Jones

…since last week.

Moltmann Tweets

posted by Tony Jones

No, Dr. Moltmann hasn’t taken up tweeting.  But others of us have been tweeting about him in advance of his appearence at the 2009 Emergent Village Theological Conversation. If you tweet, and you’ve got a question you’d like us to […]

A (Better) Taxonomy for the Emerging Church: The Innovators

posted by Tony Jones

I introduced Flory and Miller’s book,  Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation, earlier this week.  As sociologists, Flory and Miller have no axe to grind, thus I find their taxonomy of the emerging movement inherently more honest […]

It Seems Like It Was Only Yesterday…

posted by Tony Jones

An Honest Question about Gays in the Church

posted by Tony Jones

OK, I’m serious about this. I’m not even being snarky. Really. If you are one who thinks that homosexual sex is sinful, can you please explain to me WHY a gay or lesbian person who is in a long-term, monogamous […]

A New (and Better) Taxonomy for the Emergent Church

posted by Tony Jones

I’ve been generally unhappy with the existing taxonomies of the emerging/-ent church movement that are out there.  The most well known, I suppose, is Ed Stetzer’s triptych: Relevants: “They are simply trying to explain the message of Christ in a […]

Previous Posts

My Blog Has Moved
Dear Readers, After a year with Beliefnet, I've decided to move to my own domain for my blogging.  It's been a fine year -- some things worked, other things didn't.  But in the end, I'll be a better blogger on my own.  My thanks to the ...

posted 12:13:57pm Nov. 13, 2009 | read full post »

The Most Important Cartoon of the Year
By Steve Breen, San Diego Tribune, October 18, 2009 ...

posted 8:51:22am Oct. 25, 2009 | read full post »

Social Media for Pastors
Following up on Christianity21, we at JoPa Productions are developing a series of boot camps for pastors who want to learn about and utilize social media tools like blogging, Twitter, and Facebook.  These are one-day, hands-on learning ...

posted 10:45:52am Oct. 22, 2009 | read full post »

Ending Christian Euphemisms: "Fundamentalist"
I've taken some heat in the comment section for using yesterday's post on "unbiblical" and a "higher view of scripture" as a thin foil for my own disregard of biblical standards. To the contrary, I was pointing to the use of the word unbiblical ...

posted 10:15:41am Oct. 21, 2009 | read full post »

Why You Should Get GENERATE
Last week at Christianity21, GENERATE Magazine debuted. With the tag line, "an artifact of the emergence conversation," it fit perfectly at the gathering. When I actually got around to reading it last weekend, I was truly surprised at how good ...

posted 3:14:37pm Oct. 20, 2009 | read full post »

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