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Emerged Church Blogger

11 October, 2004 12:34 PM

Just spotted a new emerging church blogger on my News Aggregator - or should I say he seems to think of himself as an 'Emerged Church Blogger' if his last post is anything to go by. His name is Travelling for Jesus' sake Donovan St Claire and he writes:

'Spent some time today looking through some of the so called emerging church blogs. There are some good people out there but on the whole it was a bit disappointing. Some of them seemed to be caught in a bit of a time warp. I think that from now on I will refer to stuff that we are doing as the emerged church. So how can the emerging church catch up with the emerged church. Here are Donovan the man's rules.'

His 'rules' are interesting to say the least. He talks about:
1) Pop Culture and celebrity culture.
2) Good bye Community
3) Vocation, Vocation, Vocation!
4) Who do you go to?

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My husband and I met Donovan at the Sony party in Seattle last fall and he is certainly the only missionary I would listen to!

Carroll Adams » 11 October, 2004 12:51 PM

Having just read his blog, the way he talked sounded a little bit too much like he had all the answers and just knew where it was at, I may be totally wrong, but that was my impression.

Digger » 11 October, 2004 2:34 PM

I'm thinking it's a parody. I hope so!

Mike » 11 October, 2004 4:32 PM

Here's a emerged church site.

Fred Peatross » 11 October, 2004 8:19 PM

What's a matter with all you losers? Get with it. You are so far behind what's really happening out there in the world.
Just kidding. :) It has been my expereince that those who truly "know" don't have to prove to the world how much they know.

rick » 12 October, 2004 12:30 PM

It has to be a parody right? Of course - but actually, not a particularly good one since it's way OTT but fun and almost got me going! But if it's not a parady? Well . . . .

hadge » 13 October, 2004 9:47 AM

I read Donavan's comments. Parody? Not sure. Virtual community? Perhaps. There are definite downsides to virtual community - accountability, serving, care, reality... Henri Nouwen would find the idea of virtual community a bit limiting.

To the rich young ruler who commented how hard it was for him to connect with the Christians he has fellowshiped with - he's going to have to get over his self-importance. There is probably more to his complaints but they sounded narcissistic.

Donavan's lens could use a bit of broadening. He's viewing the emerging culture through the microscope of his jet set life-style. Things are emerging in a kaleidoscope of colors; ancient/future, a renewed social activism (not political causes), serving the poor and outcast, reforming local community, converging business/faith/charity and community, unplugged worship, multi-media/multi-modal experience and on, and on, and on.

There is nothing really prophetic or substantial in Donavan's comments. He may be a bit further ahead with his hi-tech integration (or syncretism) but it still gets down to how you love the lord, love your neighbor and live that out in a community of faith. Jesus told us in John 17 that the quality of our relationships will determine the degree that the world around us sees the Father.

Rex

rex » 24 October, 2004 2:19 PM

I read Donavan's comments. Parody? Not sure. Virtual community? Perhaps. There are definite downsides to virtual community - accountability, serving, care, reality... Henri Nouwen would find the idea of virtual community a bit limiting.

To the rich young ruler who commented how hard it was for him to connect with the Christians he has fellowshiped with - he's going to have to get over his self-importance. There is probably more to his complaints but they sounded narcissistic.

Donavan's lens could use a bit of broadening. He's viewing the emerging culture through the microscope of his jet set life-style. Things are emerging in a kaleidoscope of colors; ancient/future, a renewed social activism (not political causes), serving the poor and outcast, reforming local community, converging business/faith/charity and community, unplugged worship, multi-media/multi-modal experience and on, and on, and on.

There is nothing really prophetic or substantial in Donavan's comments. He may be a bit further ahead with his hi-tech integration (or syncretism) but it still gets down to how you love the lord, love your neighbor and live that out in a community of faith. Jesus told us in John 17 that the quality of our relationships will determine the degree that the world around us sees the Father.

Rex

rex » 24 October, 2004 2:19 PM

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