we need a theology ofinstitutions & movements
Institutions:         Organizations which    conserve the gains made   by past social movements.
Social MovementsOrganizations which call current institutions to make progress towards new gains. (Or to resist proposed c...
Both movements and                  institutions...Cherish traditionsCan lean conservative or progressiveOrganize for thei...
Without movements ...Institutions stagnate ...         Without institutions ...Movements evaporate ...
Some movementssuccessfully inject their values into the institutions they challenge             Other movementscreate thei...
Vital movementscall people to passionate, sacrificial personal commitment       Sustainable institutionscreate loyalty acr...
What are the downsides of institutions? What are the signs of institutions gone bad?What are the downsides of movements? W...
What are the differences between institution founders and defenders/preservers?What are the differences between movement f...
Did Jesus start a movement or an institution or both?What institutions did Jesus challenge? How?What was his goal in “I wi...
Paul? Anthony? Benedict? Francis and  Claire? Luther? Calvin? Wesley?
What kinds of personal commitments do movements invite? How do they solicit and maintain commitment?What kinds of personal...
Catholic movementsEcclesiolae en ecclesiaProtestants as protestorsProtestant movements and institutions
What is the status of our Christian movements today?What is the status of our Christian institutions?How are they interact...
Movements are not only progressive.Institutions are not only  conservative.
1960’s-1970’s:Progressive movementsrise, gain contested institutional control.   MLP Institutional Distress               ...
we need a theology ofinstitutions & movements
From Greg LeffelFaith Seeking Action: Mission and Social Movements
Movements unite people to create or resist change.Through them, individuals seek a common voice tochallenge, social, polit...
It takes collective, non-institutional(or prophetic) power to bringchange to institutions. You can’t change the center/ins...
Movements are diagnostic, prognostic,and motivational (51)- They say what’s wrong- They say what’s needed- They motivate a...
Movements are context dependent.              In certain periods, fundamental            contradictions in a society’s cor...
Leffel’s 6 Characteristics of Vibrant Social                                Movements
1. Opportunity StructureCurrent restraining realities ...             in tension with ...                  emerging opport...
Opportunities:- Problems needing to be solved- Elites who hold power, resist changeor promote negative change- Fissures, P...
2. Rhetorical Framing/Conceptual                                    ArchitectureMovement leaders have to make a conceptual...
3. Protest (messaging) strategyRaising awareness, attracting growing numbers ofparticipants Campaigns, tactics, deployment...
4. Mobilization Structures & Strategies- Authority and Decision-Making Structures- Transparency/Confidentiality, Communicat...
4. Mobilization Structures & StrategiesJesus and the 12- Intense time of modeling, relationship building and visionsharing...
5. Movement Culture      “Movements are about changing a     society’s lifeway; a movement itself becomes an experimental ...
5. Movement culture- Emotional vibe (fun, serious, angry,playful, heady, gutsy, etc.)- Feel of spaces, physical and digita...
6. Participant BiographyHow does involvement benefit - or harm -participants? How does the movement promoteemotional and so...
1. Opportunity Structure2. Rhetorical framing3. Protest (messaging) strategy4. Mobilization strategy5. Movement culture6. ...
Jesus says the kingdom of God is likegardening (an organic movement) notwarfare (institutional action): It spreadsthrough ...
Jesus seizes the opportunitystructure provided byconflicted elites (Pharisees/Sadducees; Herodians/Zealots) and strugglingm...
He provides rhetorical framing onhillsides, in houses, on retreats, inpublic teach-ins, in debates,through parables, throu...
His protest (messaging) strategyincludes public demonstrations(healings & miracles), teach-ins(sermon on mount), civildiso...
He develops a mobilizationstrategy based on 3, 12, 70, andmultitudes. He entrusts freelywith responsibility andexpresses h...
He associates hismovement culture withlove, joy, justice, risk,hope, creativity, courage,service, willingness tosuffer, no...
He provides his discipleschallenge, rest, retreat,encouragement, recovery afterfailures. They testify that theirparticipan...
we need a theology ofinstitutions & movements
Do not merely try to bring others to  where you are, as wonderful as that  place might be.But do not leave them where they...
What is being done?
1. Creating marginal  zones for far-reaching  experimentation.      Using your polity to support  missional ecclesiologies...
your polity        missional ecclesiologies         new economic models           new training modelsnew support/connectio...
2. Sequestering funds for  these new lines of  ministry.
3. Attracting new people  in new ways to the new  zone. “Bring in a new day with new                      people.”   New l...
4. Thinking garden, not  tree.
5. Thinking in terms of  refounding, not  preserving, renewing,  or restoring.    Truly Protestant, truly                 ...
6. Thinking differently  about denominational  identity and ethos:         Calvin’s creative example   Reformed as edgy (n...
Liturgical     Social Action Evangelical   Charismatic
Constricting         Prosperity-Gospel     CombativeEvangelicals         Pentecostals          FundamentalistsNostalgic Ma...
Constricting         Prosperity-Gospel     CombativeEvangelicals         Pentecostals          Fundamentalists            ...
Constricting         Prosperity-Gospel     CombativeEvangelicals         Pentecostals          Fundamentalists            ...
Constricting         Prosperity-Gospel     CombativeEvangelicals         Pentecostals          Fundamentalists            ...
thisconvergence     creates emergence
a newspiritual identity
NotMilitant Religious RightInstitutional Religious Left
NotMilitant Religious RightInstitutional Religious Left                               But  Evangelical passion mixed with ...
NotConservative anti-science biasOld Liberal anti-spiritual bias
NotConservative anti-science biasOld Liberal anti-spiritual bias                             But     Both pro-learning and...
NotStrong Hostile IdentityWeak Benevolent Identity     in relation to other faiths ...
NotStrong Hostile IdentityWeak Benevolent Identity      in relation to other faiths ...                                But...
NotJesus as weaponJesus as embarrassment
NotJesus as weaponJesus as embarrassment                             ButJesus as bringer of good news of             the k...
A lot depends on the emergence     Liturgical          Social Action                of      Evangelical    this Charismati...
6. Thinking differently  about denominational  identity and ethos:Think bigger than  Presbyterian/Reformed  to Mainstream ...
6. Think bigger than  Mainstream Protestant,  to (???) Christian;
6. Think bigger than  Christian, to disciples of  Jesus.
6. Think bigger than  disciples of Jesus, to  Kingdom of God/New  Creation.
7. Trust and move with  the Holy Spirit.
Do not merely try to bring others to  where you are, as wonderful as that  place might be.But do not leave them where they...
Where do you see the   most momentum?Where do you see the  biggest obstacles?What do you “hear” in         your heart?
Christian futures:Mission and Social            Justice
What is the question taking    The Human             shape inside the                        Conventional View            ...
“Can you accept me where I am     and gently, wisely lead me        The Human                            Conventional View...
spiritual emptiness corrupt leadership poverty disease ignorance hunger   and malnutrition climate changeconflicts Financia...
HeatSolar Energy                              Prosperity               Resources                                          ...
Compiling and integrating thelists of global emergencies...       The Human                           Conventional View   ...
How do Presbyterian followers           of Christ engage their       The Human                           Conventional View...
Planet ...                            Conventional View                   Emerging View        The Human       God created...
Poverty ...                            Conventional View                   Emerging View        The Human       God create...
Peace                            Conventional View                   Emerging View        The Human       God created the ...
Religion                           Conventional View                   Emerging View       The Human       God created the...
HeatSolar Energy                              Prosperity               Resources                                          ...
Ivan Illich (Austrian        former priest,  philosopher, social   critic, 1926-2002)
Neither [violent] revolution nor[political] reformation can ultimatelychange a society, rather you must tella new powerful...
… one so inclusive that it gathers all thebits of our past and our present into acoherent whole, one that even shinessome ...
… one so inclusive that it gathers all thebits of our past and our present into acoherent whole, one that even shinessome ...
… one so inclusive that it gathers all thebits of our past and our present into acoherent whole, one that even shinessome ...
What are our shared
What are our sharedvalues/beliefs
What are our sharedvalues/beliefsbehaviors/habits
What are our sharedvalues/beliefsbehaviors/habitsprojects/initiatives
What are our sharedvalues/beliefsbehaviors/habitsprojects/initiativestrainings/reinforcements
What are our sharedvalues/beliefsbehaviors/habitsprojects/initiativestrainings/reinforcements    that send us out and keep...
What are our sharedvalues/beliefsbehaviors/habitsprojects/initiativestrainings/reinforcements    that send us out and keep...
People, communities, publics, and                 superpublics ...
People, communities, publics, and                         superpublics ...Where is the new leverage?
People, communities, publics, and                         superpublics ...Where is the new leverage?  Community organizing...
People, communities, publics, and                          superpublics ...Where is the new leverage?  Community organizin...
People, communities, publics, and                          superpublics ...Where is the new leverage?  Community organizin...
People, communities, publics, and                          superpublics ...Where is the new leverage?  Community organizin...
People, communities, publics, and                          superpublics ...Where is the new leverage?  Community organizin...
People, communities, publics, and                          superpublics ...Where is the new leverage?  Community organizin...
Christian futures:       A hopeful       movement
What’semerging?
a conversation    becoming  a movement
Some ways to think of the church that isemerging -              As center a…                              a fringea stage ...
a stage
Consider that we live in at least three  worlds.                                  Emerging world                          ...
ion                       sit                 T ran         L ate                               ion                       ...
ion                       sit                 T ran         L ate                               ion                       ...
New                                     Paradigm/                          ion         Model                       sit    ...
New                                     Paradigm/                          ion         Model                       sit    ...
The Churches                              of Tomorrow               The Churches               that are               emer...
The Churches We Love and      Respect                              The Churches                              of Tomorrow  ...
As center
Liturgical     Social Action Evangelical   Charismatic
a fringe
Is this “the                          emerging                          church?”            pentecostal                   ...
Or are these                          the churches                          that are                          emerging?   ...
All must deal                          with the                          realities of                          today’s wor...
emergence and  convergence
Conservative                         way       Modern           CrisisMedieval church                     Liberal way     ...
“evangelical”       Modern           CrisisMedieval church                        “mainline”           from Nancey Murphy,...
Increasing Polarization                    Conservative wayMedieval church          Modern           Crisis               ...
Increasing Polarization                    Conservative wayMedieval church          Modern           Crisis               ...
The Post-Liberal, Post-Evangelical  Convergence                    Conservative wayMedieval church          Modern        ...
Conservative way                            A Generous                            Orthodoxy?ModernCrisis                  ...
Conservative wayModernCrisis            Liberal way
At hea! -a "eological movement seeking to  transform ex#ting in$itutions  ar%nd Jesus’ messa of "e  kingdom of God
Christian futuresand Denominations
Christian futures: A critical choice
Conventional            Church-going             ChristiansSpiritual                  Atheists but not                   A...
Typical Reaction        ATTACK!       ATTACK!              Conventional              Church-going               Christians...
Alternate Response       Listen/Learn    Listen/Learn            ?                  ?                Conventional         ...
“I don’t feel the need for   religion or spirituality.”  The New Atheists/Agnostics
I’m NOT ...Interested in preserving  unprovable beliefs.Interested in defending  religious violence.
I’m WORRIED ...That strong religious identity makes people vicious.That no spiritual identity makes people vulnerable to p...
I’m CONFIDENT ...Religion is the problem.Reason is the answer.
“I’m not religious, but I’m   spiritual.”           The SNR/Nones ...
I’m NOT ...I don’t believe organized  religion has all the answers.I don’t believe science,  government, and  economics ha...
I’m WORRIED ...That strong religious identity makes people vicious.That no spiritual identity makes people vacuous.
Religion: How [our] religion provides            exclusivereligious goods and services     so human souls can           be...
From what kind of God would people need to be saved?                         violentunforgiving              cruel        ...
Religion:How [our] brand provides exclusive  religious goods and services       so human souls can             be saved   ...
Spirituality:     How God is saving  all creation from human evil ... by grace, through           faith,   in the way of w...
The Christian Religion:Identity: Exclusive distributorship of saving   doctrines, rituals, or membership so souls   can be...
Christian spirituality:Identity: A way of wisdom, compassion, and   love so creation can be saved from human   evilGoal: A...
Religion:Other Religions: Shouldn’t exist, a mistake,  should be critiqued and eradicatedOther Religious Leaders: Should b...
Spirituality:Other Religions: Part of God’s world, should be  understood and valued, a mix of good and  evil in need of gr...
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  • The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of a violent collision of two distant galaxies which triggered massive amounts of star formations in a spectacular fireworks show. \n\n(Accessed on November 15, 2004 from http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/stars_galaxies/sg_images/hubble_pic_browse.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/stars_galaxies/stargazing/stargazing_image.html&h=286&w=400&sz=13&tbnid=aS9vjMk1n4QJ:&tbnh=85&tbnw=118&start=4&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dplanetary%2Bcollision%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D)\n\nLet’s draw a parallel. When 2 worlds collide in space, it creates a galactic fireworks show. When 2 worldviews collide, the effects are similar in the social, cultural, and spiritual realms. \n\nOn the lower left you see the leadership paradigm belonging to modernity. On the upper right you see the leadership paradigm belonging to postmodernity. Notice these are such distinct models that there is no overlap. \n\nModernity was characterized by organizations that were centralized, hierarchical, vertical, mechanistic, executive-oriented, bureaucratic, rigid and transactional. Postmodern organizations are decentralized, flattened, horizontal, team-based, organic, fluid, flexible and transformational. \n\nThe only connector is the fact that we are in transition from one to another. And it is this period of history, the transition, that we currently find ourselves in. And it’s bound to be a painful journey for leaders who care to make the trek. But as Ronald Heifitz of Howard University’s Leadership Education Project asserted, “There are lots of things in life that are worth the pain. Leadership is one of them.” That statement could never be more true than when applied to this most challenging period of worldview transition.\n
  • The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of a violent collision of two distant galaxies which triggered massive amounts of star formations in a spectacular fireworks show. \n\n(Accessed on November 15, 2004 from http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/stars_galaxies/sg_images/hubble_pic_browse.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/stars_galaxies/stargazing/stargazing_image.html&h=286&w=400&sz=13&tbnid=aS9vjMk1n4QJ:&tbnh=85&tbnw=118&start=4&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dplanetary%2Bcollision%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D)\n\nLet’s draw a parallel. When 2 worlds collide in space, it creates a galactic fireworks show. When 2 worldviews collide, the effects are similar in the social, cultural, and spiritual realms. \n\nOn the lower left you see the leadership paradigm belonging to modernity. On the upper right you see the leadership paradigm belonging to postmodernity. Notice these are such distinct models that there is no overlap. \n\nModernity was characterized by organizations that were centralized, hierarchical, vertical, mechanistic, executive-oriented, bureaucratic, rigid and transactional. Postmodern organizations are decentralized, flattened, horizontal, team-based, organic, fluid, flexible and transformational. \n\nThe only connector is the fact that we are in transition from one to another. And it is this period of history, the transition, that we currently find ourselves in. And it’s bound to be a painful journey for leaders who care to make the trek. But as Ronald Heifitz of Howard University’s Leadership Education Project asserted, “There are lots of things in life that are worth the pain. Leadership is one of them.” That statement could never be more true than when applied to this most challenging period of worldview transition.\n
  • The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of a violent collision of two distant galaxies which triggered massive amounts of star formations in a spectacular fireworks show. \n\n(Accessed on November 15, 2004 from http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/stars_galaxies/sg_images/hubble_pic_browse.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/stars_galaxies/stargazing/stargazing_image.html&h=286&w=400&sz=13&tbnid=aS9vjMk1n4QJ:&tbnh=85&tbnw=118&start=4&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dplanetary%2Bcollision%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D)\n\nLet’s draw a parallel. When 2 worlds collide in space, it creates a galactic fireworks show. When 2 worldviews collide, the effects are similar in the social, cultural, and spiritual realms. \n\nOn the lower left you see the leadership paradigm belonging to modernity. On the upper right you see the leadership paradigm belonging to postmodernity. Notice these are such distinct models that there is no overlap. \n\nModernity was characterized by organizations that were centralized, hierarchical, vertical, mechanistic, executive-oriented, bureaucratic, rigid and transactional. Postmodern organizations are decentralized, flattened, horizontal, team-based, organic, fluid, flexible and transformational. \n\nThe only connector is the fact that we are in transition from one to another. And it is this period of history, the transition, that we currently find ourselves in. And it’s bound to be a painful journey for leaders who care to make the trek. But as Ronald Heifitz of Howard University’s Leadership Education Project asserted, “There are lots of things in life that are worth the pain. Leadership is one of them.” That statement could never be more true than when applied to this most challenging period of worldview transition.\n
  • The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of a violent collision of two distant galaxies which triggered massive amounts of star formations in a spectacular fireworks show. \n\n(Accessed on November 15, 2004 from http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/stars_galaxies/sg_images/hubble_pic_browse.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/stars_galaxies/stargazing/stargazing_image.html&h=286&w=400&sz=13&tbnid=aS9vjMk1n4QJ:&tbnh=85&tbnw=118&start=4&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dplanetary%2Bcollision%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D)\n\nLet’s draw a parallel. When 2 worlds collide in space, it creates a galactic fireworks show. When 2 worldviews collide, the effects are similar in the social, cultural, and spiritual realms. \n\nOn the lower left you see the leadership paradigm belonging to modernity. On the upper right you see the leadership paradigm belonging to postmodernity. Notice these are such distinct models that there is no overlap. \n\nModernity was characterized by organizations that were centralized, hierarchical, vertical, mechanistic, executive-oriented, bureaucratic, rigid and transactional. Postmodern organizations are decentralized, flattened, horizontal, team-based, organic, fluid, flexible and transformational. \n\nThe only connector is the fact that we are in transition from one to another. And it is this period of history, the transition, that we currently find ourselves in. And it’s bound to be a painful journey for leaders who care to make the trek. But as Ronald Heifitz of Howard University’s Leadership Education Project asserted, “There are lots of things in life that are worth the pain. Leadership is one of them.” That statement could never be more true than when applied to this most challenging period of worldview transition.\n
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  • Claremont movements institutions

    1. 1. we need a theology ofinstitutions & movements
    2. 2. Institutions: Organizations which conserve the gains made by past social movements.
    3. 3. Social MovementsOrganizations which call current institutions to make progress towards new gains. (Or to resist proposed changes)
    4. 4. Both movements and institutions...Cherish traditionsCan lean conservative or progressiveOrganize for their purposeNeed one anotherAre frustrated with one another
    5. 5. Without movements ...Institutions stagnate ... Without institutions ...Movements evaporate ...
    6. 6. Some movementssuccessfully inject their values into the institutions they challenge Other movementscreate their own institutions, or pass away
    7. 7. Vital movementscall people to passionate, sacrificial personal commitment Sustainable institutionscreate loyalty across generations through evocative rituals & traditions
    8. 8. What are the downsides of institutions? What are the signs of institutions gone bad?What are the downsides of movements? What are the signs of movements gone wild?
    9. 9. What are the differences between institution founders and defenders/preservers?What are the differences between movement founders and defenders/ preservers?
    10. 10. Did Jesus start a movement or an institution or both?What institutions did Jesus challenge? How?What was his goal in “I will build my ecclesia?”
    11. 11. Paul? Anthony? Benedict? Francis and Claire? Luther? Calvin? Wesley?
    12. 12. What kinds of personal commitments do movements invite? How do they solicit and maintain commitment?What kinds of personal commitments do institutions invite, and how do they solicit and maintain them?
    13. 13. Catholic movementsEcclesiolae en ecclesiaProtestants as protestorsProtestant movements and institutions
    14. 14. What is the status of our Christian movements today?What is the status of our Christian institutions?How are they interacting?
    15. 15. Movements are not only progressive.Institutions are not only conservative.
    16. 16. 1960’s-1970’s:Progressive movementsrise, gain contested institutional control. MLP Institutional Distress 1980’s - 2010’s: Conservative movements rise, seek renewed institutional control ... or division.
    17. 17. we need a theology ofinstitutions & movements
    18. 18. From Greg LeffelFaith Seeking Action: Mission and Social Movements
    19. 19. Movements unite people to create or resist change.Through them, individuals seek a common voice tochallenge, social, political, economic and cultural powers;movements, in fact, multiply the power of individual actionthrough their unique form of collective, non-institutionalpower. (47-48)Social movements are non-institutionally organized humancollectives, that put meaningful ideas in play in publicsettings, that actively confront existing powers through thestrength of their numbers and the influence of their ideas,and that grow in size and power by inspiring others to act, inorder to create or resist change (48)A movement is “a segmented, usually polycephalus cellularorganization composed of unites networked by variouspersonal, structural, and ideological ties. (50)
    20. 20. It takes collective, non-institutional(or prophetic) power to bringchange to institutions. You can’t change the center/inside/ priestly without proposals and pressure from the margins/outside/ prophetic.
    21. 21. Movements are diagnostic, prognostic,and motivational (51)- They say what’s wrong- They say what’s needed- They motivate and mobilize forconcerted action.
    22. 22. Movements are context dependent. In certain periods, fundamental contradictions in a society’s core understanding of itself create the possibility of widespread and socially disruptive change. (52)Movements exploit opportunity:1. An active interest among elites inchanging the political structure2. Conflicts or corruption within elites3. Events that weaken established socialcontrol (war, disaster, economic collapse)
    23. 23. Leffel’s 6 Characteristics of Vibrant Social Movements
    24. 24. 1. Opportunity StructureCurrent restraining realities ... in tension with ... emerging opportunities.
    25. 25. Opportunities:- Problems needing to be solved- Elites who hold power, resist changeor promote negative change- Fissures, Problems among elites thatmake the status quo vulnerable- Values of the movement in conflictwith values of elites- Potential advocates and allies inacademic, civil society, arts, church,government, business, science, etc.
    26. 26. 2. Rhetorical Framing/Conceptual ArchitectureMovement leaders have to make a conceptual and verbalcase for their movement by answering questions like these:How do we redefine reality?How do we disrupt or change current realities?How do we name our grievances? Articulate our positivevision for the way forward?How do we motivate and sustain dissatisfaction with thestatus quo, and affection for our shared vision?How do we justify our aims in terms of 5 lines of moralargument (Jonathan Haidt): justice, compassion, tradition,loyalty, and purity?How is the movement liberating? (liberal)How is the movement conserving? (conservative)
    27. 27. 3. Protest (messaging) strategyRaising awareness, attracting growing numbers ofparticipants Campaigns, tactics, deployments, making demands, public relations, sustaining conflict, forcing a crisis, managing internal tensions, managing stigmatization, showing results, maintaining momentum, not overreacting, defining acceptable level of disruption,- Gaining attention - demonstrations, sit-ins, teach-ins, etc.- Building Networks of Participants and Allies- Wisely Identifying and Engaging Opponents Movements must be convergent (creating broad, vigorous alliances) and insurgent (confronting real problems upheld by elites and the systems that privilege them).
    28. 28. 4. Mobilization Structures & Strategies- Authority and Decision-Making Structures- Transparency/Confidentiality, Communication Plans- Leadership development, Relational Development, ConflictManagement Plans- Coalition development- Resource, Technology, Finance Mobilization andManagement- Evangelism, recruitment, induction- Renewal and Increase of commitment- Awareness of levels of commitment (core, activists,supporters, listeners, opposition, indirect impact, unaware
    29. 29. 4. Mobilization Structures & StrategiesJesus and the 12- Intense time of modeling, relationship building and visionsharing- Contagious passion- Periodic sending and returning- Final sending/Succession insured- Warnings of expected trials, failures, conflicts- “Polycephalic” structure - connection without control- Self-organizing units- Welcoming of new leaders (Paul)- Reproducible expansion- Both individual agency and group agency (Paul, Philip,Antioch)- Both planning and spontaneity
    30. 30. 5. Movement Culture “Movements are about changing a society’s lifeway; a movement itself becomes an experimental field where anew way of life can be, to some degree,experienced and where the movement’s ideals, values and common vision are put to the test.” (61)
    31. 31. 5. Movement culture- Emotional vibe (fun, serious, angry,playful, heady, gutsy, etc.)- Feel of spaces, physical and digital- Songs, slogans- Virtues, values, moral ethos- Dress, Graphics,- Nicknames, terminology- Emotion, motivation, motion
    32. 32. 6. Participant BiographyHow does involvement benefit - or harm -participants? How does the movement promoteemotional and social sustainability ... avoidingburnout, squabbles, etc.How does it contribute to personal formation: - character - attitudes - knowledge - recovery from trauma - relationships - renewalWhat do participants gain from being involved?
    33. 33. 1. Opportunity Structure2. Rhetorical framing3. Protest (messaging) strategy4. Mobilization strategy5. Movement culture6. Participant Biography
    34. 34. Jesus says the kingdom of God is likegardening (an organic movement) notwarfare (institutional action): It spreadsthrough seeds ... sown into systems togrow. The seeds of the message. The seeds of people who personally embody the message. The seeds of communities who socially embody the message.
    35. 35. Jesus seizes the opportunitystructure provided byconflicted elites (Pharisees/Sadducees; Herodians/Zealots) and strugglingmasses (Galilee/Judea)
    36. 36. He provides rhetorical framing onhillsides, in houses, on retreats, inpublic teach-ins, in debates,through parables, through ritualsand practices. He repeats keythemes - commonwealth of God,life to the full, life of the ages,liberation - rooted in dynamictension with tradition.
    37. 37. His protest (messaging) strategyincludes public demonstrations(healings & miracles), teach-ins(sermon on mount), civildisobedience (turning tables),guerilla theatre (exorcisms),festivals (feasts & feedings), namingevil (woes), naming heroes(blessings).
    38. 38. He develops a mobilizationstrategy based on 3, 12, 70, andmultitudes. He entrusts freelywith responsibility andexpresses high confidence in hisagents (greater things shall youdo ...)
    39. 39. He associates hismovement culture withlove, joy, justice, risk,hope, creativity, courage,service, willingness tosuffer, nonviolence.
    40. 40. He provides his discipleschallenge, rest, retreat,encouragement, recovery afterfailures. They testify that theirparticipant biographies havebeen forever changed for thebetter.
    41. 41. we need a theology ofinstitutions & movements
    42. 42. Do not merely try to bring others to where you are, as wonderful as that place might be.But do not leave them where they are either. Instead, go with them to a place neither you nor they have ever been before. Fr. Vincent Donovan (adapted)
    43. 43. What is being done?
    44. 44. 1. Creating marginal zones for far-reaching experimentation. Using your polity to support missional ecclesiologies working on new economic/training/ support/connection models.
    45. 45. your polity missional ecclesiologies new economic models new training modelsnew support/connection models.
    46. 46. 2. Sequestering funds for these new lines of ministry.
    47. 47. 3. Attracting new people in new ways to the new zone. “Bring in a new day with new people.” New leaders, new members
    48. 48. 4. Thinking garden, not tree.
    49. 49. 5. Thinking in terms of refounding, not preserving, renewing, or restoring. Truly Protestant, truly catholic
    50. 50. 6. Thinking differently about denominational identity and ethos: Calvin’s creative example Reformed as edgy (not stodgy) Presbyterian as empowering (not bureaucratic)
    51. 51. Liturgical Social Action Evangelical Charismatic
    52. 52. Constricting Prosperity-Gospel CombativeEvangelicals Pentecostals FundamentalistsNostalgic Mainline Contracting RomanProtestants Catholics Elite Eastern Orthodox
    53. 53. Constricting Prosperity-Gospel CombativeEvangelicals Pentecostals Fundamentalists Emerging Ethos?Nostalgic Mainline Contracting RomanProtestants Catholics Elite Eastern Orthodox
    54. 54. Constricting Prosperity-Gospel CombativeEvangelicals Pentecostals Fundamentalists Emerging Ethos?Nostalgic Mainline Contracting RomanProtestants Catholics Elite Eastern Orthodox
    55. 55. Constricting Prosperity-Gospel CombativeEvangelicals Pentecostals Fundamentalists Emerging Ethos?Nostalgic Mainline Contracting RomanProtestants Catholics Elite Eastern Orthodox
    56. 56. thisconvergence creates emergence
    57. 57. a newspiritual identity
    58. 58. NotMilitant Religious RightInstitutional Religious Left
    59. 59. NotMilitant Religious RightInstitutional Religious Left But Evangelical passion mixed with progressive social vision of common good, “beloved community”
    60. 60. NotConservative anti-science biasOld Liberal anti-spiritual bias
    61. 61. NotConservative anti-science biasOld Liberal anti-spiritual bias But Both pro-learning and pro- spirituality
    62. 62. NotStrong Hostile IdentityWeak Benevolent Identity in relation to other faiths ...
    63. 63. NotStrong Hostile IdentityWeak Benevolent Identity in relation to other faiths ... But Strong, theologically-rooted benevolent spiritual identity as neighbors, peacemakers
    64. 64. NotJesus as weaponJesus as embarrassment
    65. 65. NotJesus as weaponJesus as embarrassment ButJesus as bringer of good news of the kingdom of God
    66. 66. A lot depends on the emergence Liturgical Social Action of Evangelical this Charismatic new identity.
    67. 67. 6. Thinking differently about denominational identity and ethos:Think bigger than Presbyterian/Reformed to Mainstream Protestant;
    68. 68. 6. Think bigger than Mainstream Protestant, to (???) Christian;
    69. 69. 6. Think bigger than Christian, to disciples of Jesus.
    70. 70. 6. Think bigger than disciples of Jesus, to Kingdom of God/New Creation.
    71. 71. 7. Trust and move with the Holy Spirit.
    72. 72. Do not merely try to bring others to where you are, as wonderful as that place might be.But do not leave them where they are either. Instead, go with them to a place neither you nor they have ever been before. Fr. Vincent Donovan (adapted)
    73. 73. Where do you see the most momentum?Where do you see the biggest obstacles?What do you “hear” in your heart?
    74. 74. Christian futures:Mission and Social Justice
    75. 75. What is the question taking The Human shape inside the Conventional View God created the world as perfect, Emerging View God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as“spiritual but not religious?” is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    76. 76. “Can you accept me where I am and gently, wisely lead me The Human Conventional View God created the world as perfect, Emerging View God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as to a better way of life is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, so I can play my part exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his in building a better world?” can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    77. 77. spiritual emptiness corrupt leadership poverty disease ignorance hunger and malnutrition climate changeconflicts Financial Instability Water/ emergencies Sanitation subsidies/trade barrierspopulation/ migration communicable GLOBAL diseases education governance/ corruption hunger education FOUR gender inequality child mortality maternal health environmental sustainability ethnic conflicts terrorism weapons of massdestruction organized crime networks energy demands clean water population growth authoritarian regimes
    78. 78. HeatSolar Energy Prosperity Resources Waste Equity Security Societal Machine The Ecosystem Framing Story
    79. 79. Compiling and integrating thelists of global emergencies... The Human Conventional View God created the world as perfect, Emerging View God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as1. Planet is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves,2. Poverty exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his3. Peace can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves4. Religion your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    80. 80. How do Presbyterian followers of Christ engage their The Human Conventional View God created the world as perfect, Emerging View God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as communities with each crisis? is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves,1. Planet exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his2. Poverty can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves3. Peace your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news.4. Religion 1 2 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    81. 81. Planet ... Conventional View Emerging View The Human God created the world as perfect, God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    82. 82. Poverty ... Conventional View Emerging View The Human God created the world as perfect, God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    83. 83. Peace Conventional View Emerging View The Human God created the world as perfect, God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    84. 84. Religion Conventional View Emerging View The Human God created the world as perfect, God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    85. 85. HeatSolar Energy Prosperity Resources Waste Equity Security Societal Machine The Ecosystem Framing Story
    86. 86. Ivan Illich (Austrian former priest, philosopher, social critic, 1926-2002)
    87. 87. Neither [violent] revolution nor[political] reformation can ultimatelychange a society, rather you must tella new powerful tale, one sopersuasive that it sweeps away theold myths and becomes the preferredstory …
    88. 88. … one so inclusive that it gathers all thebits of our past and our present into acoherent whole, one that even shinessome light into the future so that we cantake the next step…. If you want tochange a society, then you have to tell analternative story.
    89. 89. … one so inclusive that it gathers all thebits of our past and our present into acoherent whole, one that even shinessome light into the future so that we cantake the next step…. If you want tochange a society, then you have to tell analternative story.
    90. 90. … one so inclusive that it gathers all thebits of our past and our present into acoherent whole, one that even shinessome light into the future so that we cantake the next step…. If you want tochange a society, then you have to tell analternative story. - attributed to Ivan Illich (Austrian former priest, philosopher, social critic, 1926-2002)
    91. 91. What are our shared
    92. 92. What are our sharedvalues/beliefs
    93. 93. What are our sharedvalues/beliefsbehaviors/habits
    94. 94. What are our sharedvalues/beliefsbehaviors/habitsprojects/initiatives
    95. 95. What are our sharedvalues/beliefsbehaviors/habitsprojects/initiativestrainings/reinforcements
    96. 96. What are our sharedvalues/beliefsbehaviors/habitsprojects/initiativestrainings/reinforcements that send us out and keep us engaged?
    97. 97. What are our sharedvalues/beliefsbehaviors/habitsprojects/initiativestrainings/reinforcements that send us out and keep us engaged?
    98. 98. People, communities, publics, and superpublics ...
    99. 99. People, communities, publics, and superpublics ...Where is the new leverage?
    100. 100. People, communities, publics, and superpublics ...Where is the new leverage? Community organizing/empowerment
    101. 101. People, communities, publics, and superpublics ...Where is the new leverage? Community organizing/empowerment Fair trade/ethical buying
    102. 102. People, communities, publics, and superpublics ...Where is the new leverage? Community organizing/empowerment Fair trade/ethical buying Mission partnerships
    103. 103. People, communities, publics, and superpublics ...Where is the new leverage? Community organizing/empowerment Fair trade/ethical buying Mission partnerships DIY mission support
    104. 104. People, communities, publics, and superpublics ...Where is the new leverage? Community organizing/empowerment Fair trade/ethical buying Mission partnerships DIY mission support Demonstration/civil disobedience
    105. 105. People, communities, publics, and superpublics ...Where is the new leverage? Community organizing/empowerment Fair trade/ethical buying Mission partnerships DIY mission support Demonstration/civil disobedience
    106. 106. Christian futures: A hopeful movement
    107. 107. What’semerging?
    108. 108. a conversation becoming a movement
    109. 109. Some ways to think of the church that isemerging - As center a… a fringea stage a n d a r a n g e.
    110. 110. a stage
    111. 111. Consider that we live in at least three worlds. Emerging world NOW Modern worldPre-modern worldNon-modern world
    112. 112. ion sit T ran L ate ion sit Old T ran y E arlParadigm/ Model
    113. 113. ion sit T ran L ate ion sit Old T ran y E arlParadigm/ Model
    114. 114. New Paradigm/ ion Model sit T ran L ate ion sit Old T ran y E arlParadigm/ Model
    115. 115. New Paradigm/ ion Model sit T ran L ate ion sit Old T ran y E arlParadigm/ Model
    116. 116. The Churches of Tomorrow The Churches that are emergingThe ChurchesWe Know
    117. 117. The Churches We Love and Respect The Churches of Tomorrow The Churches that are emergingThe ChurchesWe Know
    118. 118. As center
    119. 119. Liturgical Social Action Evangelical Charismatic
    120. 120. a fringe
    121. 121. Is this “the emerging church?” pentecostal A new “sliceAnglican of the pie?” catholic baptist
    122. 122. Or are these the churches that are emerging? pentecostalreformed A new ring on catholic the tree… baptist
    123. 123. All must deal with the realities of today’s world pentecostalreformed catholic baptist PLANET POVERTY PEACE RELIGION
    124. 124. emergence and convergence
    125. 125. Conservative way Modern CrisisMedieval church Liberal way from Nancey Murphy, “Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism”
    126. 126. “evangelical” Modern CrisisMedieval church “mainline” from Nancey Murphy, “Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism”
    127. 127. Increasing Polarization Conservative wayMedieval church Modern Crisis Liberal way
    128. 128. Increasing Polarization Conservative wayMedieval church Modern Crisis Liberal way
    129. 129. The Post-Liberal, Post-Evangelical Convergence Conservative wayMedieval church Modern Postmodern Crisis Interruption Liberal way
    130. 130. Conservative way A Generous Orthodoxy?ModernCrisis A Missional Liberal way Church?
    131. 131. Conservative wayModernCrisis Liberal way
    132. 132. At hea! -a "eological movement seeking to transform ex#ting in$itutions ar%nd Jesus’ messa of "e kingdom of God
    133. 133. Christian futuresand Denominations
    134. 134. Christian futures: A critical choice
    135. 135. Conventional Church-going ChristiansSpiritual Atheists but not AgnosticsReligious
    136. 136. Typical Reaction ATTACK! ATTACK! Conventional Church-going ChristiansSpiritual Atheists but not AgnosticsReligious
    137. 137. Alternate Response Listen/Learn Listen/Learn ? ? Conventional Church-going ChristiansSpiritual Atheists but not AgnosticsReligious
    138. 138. “I don’t feel the need for religion or spirituality.” The New Atheists/Agnostics
    139. 139. I’m NOT ...Interested in preserving unprovable beliefs.Interested in defending religious violence.
    140. 140. I’m WORRIED ...That strong religious identity makes people vicious.That no spiritual identity makes people vulnerable to persecution by the religious.
    141. 141. I’m CONFIDENT ...Religion is the problem.Reason is the answer.
    142. 142. “I’m not religious, but I’m spiritual.” The SNR/Nones ...
    143. 143. I’m NOT ...I don’t believe organized religion has all the answers.I don’t believe science, government, and economics have all the answers either.
    144. 144. I’m WORRIED ...That strong religious identity makes people vicious.That no spiritual identity makes people vacuous.
    145. 145. Religion: How [our] religion provides exclusivereligious goods and services so human souls can be saved from God.
    146. 146. From what kind of God would people need to be saved? violentunforgiving cruel capricioustribal or racist
    147. 147. Religion:How [our] brand provides exclusive religious goods and services so human souls can be saved from God.
    148. 148. Spirituality: How God is saving all creation from human evil ... by grace, through faith, in the way of wisdom, compassion, and love,inviting our participation.
    149. 149. The Christian Religion:Identity: Exclusive distributorship of saving doctrines, rituals, or membership so souls can be saved from GodGoal: Converts, believers, souls in heaven, political powerJesus: blessings for members, condemnation for non-membersClergy: Priests & pastors to and for membersLaity: Consumers, satisfied customers become marketersFocus: One hour per weekSocial Cohesion: In-group vs. Out-group, us vs. them
    150. 150. Christian spirituality:Identity: A way of wisdom, compassion, and love so creation can be saved from human evilGoal: A world healed and transformedJesus: Blessings for learners so they can bring blessings to everyoneLeaders: Training fellow-learners to be priests and pastors to all humanityLearners: Being presence and agents of Christ, inviting and including othersFocus: Way of life and goodness lived every daySocial Cohesion: Come-on-in group, some of us for all of us
    151. 151. Religion:Other Religions: Shouldn’t exist, a mistake, should be critiqued and eradicatedOther Religious Leaders: Should be rejected, mocked, vilified, discreditedOther Religious Beliefs & Practices: Should be feared and avoided as competition with and contradiction to our ownPeople of other religions: Seek to avoid or convert and assimilate. If they won’t convert, ignore, shame, or inconvenience. If they become a threat, defeat and “cleanse” them.
    152. 152. Spirituality:Other Religions: Part of God’s world, should be understood and valued, a mix of good and evil in need of growth and maturity - just as ours isOther Religious Leaders: Should be respected, honored, appreciatedOther Religious Beliefs & Practices: May have much to teach us, similarities and differences may help us appreciate our ownPeople of other religions: Receive the gifts they offer, offer the gifts we have; seek mutual understanding; collaborate for the common good of all

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