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Johnny Laird

Good post, Jonny - encouraging and realistic at the same time.

I agree, too, that many - most - of us are at the beginning of this journey.

Keep pushing ahead, mate!


michael volland

thanks Jonny - helpful post



David Cooke

A really helpful and good post. Thank you.



Great post! Lots of encouraging threads in here that need keep being woven into practice. It's usually good when churches with steeped traditions can loosen the grip on historical forms and reclaim the mission. I'm hopeful that we can see that again in some groups/denominations here in the US.



thanks jonny.

i'm glad for all that cms have invested in fx, and also very glad that + graham cray is the figurehead at present. he is a valuable champion to have 'at court' i think.

there is much to think about, and new practices and disciplines to be engaged with over the next decade as inherited church continues to decline, and the structures begin to come to terms with issues of sustainability for both inherited and fx models of church.

thanks for your discipline in keeping us informed of much of what's going on. all power to you brother.


steve taylor

this is great Jonny. I couldn't help contrasting this - we've only just begun - with various bloggers who are publicly deserting emerging!

I've blogged what I consider the highlights, with some downunder denominational comparisons. http://tinyurl.com/yz3q37v


thanks everyone. steve thanks for your reflection. you did a better job than me of pulling out the themes! i think i'll do a second post that points to those...

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