Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tony Jones gets Pentecostal (well, gets pentecostal studies going)

Tony and I had some discussions about the topic of Pentecostalism and the Emergent Church/Dialogue a couple years ago.  I am probably late in seeing this, but now Tony is studying the topic to present a paper.

Tony was not particularly comfortable in Pentecostal settings at that time, and was open in saying so when he was with us for conference.  Follow this link and add your thoughts to the discussion at his blog if you like.  I did.  Then again I have blogged about this topic in the past, and speak as being one of those pesky Pent-emergents.

See my previous posts:

A bunch of friends respond to figuring out how to fit as pentecostal emergents in response to a post
Considering the difficulty of being Pentecostal and Emergent
Questioning what we might learn from Pentecostals reaching the poor
Identifying the struggle of Emergent/Pentecostal links being like a Orthodox/Anabaptist link
Pentecostals and Social Justice a challenge to the Emergent Church
talking with Tony about Pentecostals having a place in the Emergent Church
on Tony's visit with us


Kieran Conroy said...

Nice Phil, thanks for sharing this. I freely admit I was a baby in most of this stuff until I got to know you- though with a lifelong respect for the Holy Spirit's presence, even if not always expressed as it is in pentecostal circles. I sometimes wonder if more emerging churches aren't moving in this direction already, but don't know what to call themselves. I've felt that way at the Crossing a number of times during our prayer.

My big question is what folks see as the range of theological options within Pentecostal/Charismatic movements today.

Steve Hayes said...

So is this worth reviving a synchroblog for?

I'm doing research on what happened to the charismatic movement, which may not be unrelated. My research project is described here Charismatic Renewal: Khanya

Pastor Phil said...


I would say yes. Shall we resurrect a synch?