Following on from this morning’s Solent Gospel Partnership seminar on the emerging church (good job Roger); I thought I’d post a list of a few links that I’ve found useful in following up on this subject. Please feel free to add other links in the comments section. I don’t always agree with everything I find on all of these links, but I’m always stimulated to think and reflect, which is no bad thing.
Incarnational versus Attractional Church. To me, this short piece is one of the best bits of writing on missional church issues that you can find anywhere. I’ve linked to it lots of times, but one more won’t hurt. Hopefully, Hammo will start blogging again!
Another excellent link from the Australian side of things is to these six talks by Michael Frost (yes, I only linked to them a day or two ago!). They take a while to listen to, but you shouldn’t miss them.
In the UK, Andrew Jones blog is a must read for anyone interested in emerging church issues. He links to just about everything worth reading so it’s worth following him regularly.
I’ve linked to a couple of interesting missional church articles by James Petticrew here.
I’m not sure if Brian Russell would consider himself as belonging to the emerging church, but his writing on a missional reading of the Bible is excellent and deserves a wide readership.
Scott McKnight runs one of the most popular blogs in the emerging movement and is well worth a read.
David Fitch’s Great Giveaway site gives a very provocative view of how church should look and function in a post-modern context.
Lastly, these two papers by Dave Burke are not from the emerging church movement, but I reckon they are absolute must reads for anyone who is interested in seeing their church move from a maintenance to a mission footing. From Maintenance to Mission, Turning the Church Inside Out.