2010 Theological Conversation hosted by Emergent Village
My faithful readers, if I have any left, will probably quickly tire of my recent trends. For the most part, I’ve gotten to the point where I seem to only make time for blogging when someone asks me to promote some fancy event in some faraway place that has a great amount of meaning for the few who are fortunate enough to go and relatively little meaning for anyone else.
But, while the above may be somewhat true for this year’s upcoming Theological Conversation, I also want to suggest that it will be drastically different. In the past, Emergent Village has brought some heavy-hitters to the Theological Conversations, big names with big theological ideas and loads of popularity. This has tended to result in quick registrations and lots of hype. It’s also meant that there have been some amazing thinkers inspiring the conversation about emergence to new places and reaffirming a common commitment to theological exploration.
What makes this year different, and I would argue, supremely important, is that those who are being brought into the conversation are not heroes or towering giants whom have inspired the conversation for years. These new voices in the conversation are not our old heroes; they are fresh perspectives. In this way, the Theological Conversation this year embodies everything emergence Christianity has struggled to articulate: it is bringing in voices from the margin, inviting in new perspectives from all over the world to push us together into the future.
The theme this year is “Creating Liberated Spaces in a Postcolonial World.” What I find refreshing is that the very nature of this year’s Theological Conversation seems to be preparing me for just such a possibility.
And here are some way better blogs about it:
– Jonathan Brink at jonathanbrink.com/blog
– Annie Bullock at Marginal Theology marginaltheology.wordpress.com
– Julie Clawson at onehandclapping julieclawson.com
– Nelson Costa (in Portuguese and English) at www.nelsoncostajr.com
– Natanael Disla (in Spanish) at karmatarsis.wordpress.com
– Carol Howard Merritt at TribalChurch.org tribalchurch.org
– Dave Ingland at www.daveingland.com
– Mihee Kim-Kort at first day walking miheekimkort.com
– Crystal Lewis at Jesus Was A Heretic, Too. jesuswasaheretictoo.blogspot.com
– Katie Mulligan at The Adventures of Tiny Church tinychurchnj.blogspot.com
– Ann Pittman at anncpittman.blogspot.com
– Danielle Shroyer at danielleshroyer.com