The New Christians

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 Bnet editorial staff; they’ve been very supportive. Please change…

By Steve Breen, San Diego Tribune, October 18, 2009

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 experiences, currently offered in the Twin Cities and soon to be offered around the country.  We’ll also be…

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 as a stand-in for a particularly thin hermeneutic. There are, of…

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 it is. There have been several efforts to begin a paper journal that capture the…

In our attempt to exterminate Christian euphemisms from our vocabulary, Nathan nominated thusly: “Unbiblical” when what the situation really is is “I really, really DON’T like that” OR “I disagree” OR “Your words challenge my deepest held idolatries posing as genuine Christian faith.” This euphemism seems to be more prevalent today than I remember it…

I received loads of great comments about what Christian euphemisms we should drag, kicking and screaming, into the light of day in an attempt to euthanize them. I won’t be able to tackle them all, but I’ll highlight some of my favorites this week. Chris Enstad nominated this beauty: “The Lord laid it on my…

Thanks to Don Heatley

As other bloggers have noted, putting the Christianity21 experience into words is nearly impossible. In short, it went even better than Doug and I imagined it. All of the pieces came together beautifully. In fact, when people repeatedly stopped me in the hallways on the first day to say how well they thought it was…

Due to snow in the Twin Cities, several C21 participants got held over for another night here, allowing us to revel in the glories of the gathering for another day.  But today holds a couple more airport runs, some packing, and beginning to decide what’s next for JoPa.  At Jay Bakker’s request, I will be…

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Tony Jones is the author of The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier and several other books on Christianity and prayer.

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