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getting out more :: emergent cohort of central nj

getting out more ::.

it’s nice to get out and live. that’s why i don’t blog much anymore besides the fact that i have a million other things going on. but i still spend more time with my powerbook than i do with my wife. i stare at it and interact with it much longer. i’ve got issues but i did manage to get out the last couple of thursday nights over to charlie brown’s where i got to hang with with my buddy todd and meet some fine princeton seminary guys. it has been refreshing. last night we kicked-off an emergent cohort here in central nj (via tony jones [theoblogy]) where i got to talk face to face with dr. darrell guder. i had no idea that he would be there. it quickly became one of those situations where you have all these questions when reading his books and then when you’re right there in front of the man you don’t know whether you should ask those questions or not. i just wanted to hear him talk. the question remains, what is emergent? is it a conversation or a movement?

i’m not going to even pretend like i have a grasp on it all. perhaps i’m not even emergent. if i am then it’s by accident. that seems to be the case with those churches that have been labeled emergent and have not set out to be one. it cannot be a model but a process. to be a model would betray ’emergent’. it must continue to be a process. so for now, i’m just listening in like a fly on the wall.

what it is so far in short ::. something new. reforming. listening to the marginalized. seeking unity. the sent people of God.

what it is not in short ::. a new church model. being relevant to xers and millenials. youth specialties.

tallskinnykiwi and theoblogy have some great posts on the subject. but i can’t help but want to hear more asian-american voices or ‘other’ voices. where my people at?


[american born chinese pastor]
seeks to be that third place for those who are american born chinese [abc] in ministry.
here we may explore issues unique to the chinese church and doing ministry in that context
expand the intersection of asian american culture and christian faith
or simply expose what goes on in the mind of this abcpastor

this may be a bit ambitious or even naiive but i do hope that through the posts we can bring together different faith communities, passions for the advancement of the Gospel and the equipping of the body of Christ.

if you are an abc pastor or have any suggestions or would like to contribute to make this space evolve, just comment.


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