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in!itutions &


     movements
Institutions:

         Organizations which
    conserve the gains made
   by past social movements.
Social Movements

Organizations which call
 current institutions to make
 progress towards new
 gains.
Both movements and
               institutions...

Organize for their purpose

Need one another

Are frustrated with one
 ...
Without movements ...

Institutions stagnate ...



         Without institutions ...

Movements evaporate ...
Some movements
successfully inject their
 values into the institutions
 they challenge

             Other movements
decid...
Vital movements
call people to passionate,
 sacrificial personal
 commitment

       Sustainable institutions
create loyal...
Did Jesus start a movement
 or an institution or both?

What is the status of our
 Christian movements
 today?

What is th...
What kinds of personal
 commitments do movements
 invite? How do they solicit and
 maintain commitment?

What kinds of per...
"eological movements


         &


"eological in!itutions
Catholic movements
Catholics as inclusive
Ecclesiolae en ecclesia

Protestants as protestors
Protestants as pro-testifiers...
A current movement ...


  calling in!itutions towards


                     progress
What’s
emerging?
a conversation
    becoming
  a movement
Some ways to think of the church that is
emerging -
              As center a…

                              a fringe
a s...
a stage
Consider that we live in at least three
  worlds.


                                  Emerging world
                     ...
it ion
                     s
                 Tran
         L ate
                              it ion
                  ...
it ion
                     s
                 Tran
         L ate
                              it ion
                  ...
New
                                       Paradigm/

                         it ion         Model
                     s...
New
                                       Paradigm/

                         it ion         Model
                     s...
The Churches
                              of Tomorrow
               The Churches
               that are
               ...
The Churches We Love and
      Respect
                              The Churches
                              of Tomorro...
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 ...
emergence and
  convergence
Conservative
                         way
       Modern
           Crisis
Medieval
 church
                     Liberal wa...
“evangelical”



       Modern
           Crisis
Medieval
 church                        “mainline”


           from Nanc...
Increasing Polarization



                    Conservative way

Medieval church

          Modern
           Crisis


   ...
Increasing Polarization



                    Conservative way

Medieval church

          Modern
           Crisis


   ...
The Post-Liberal, Post-Evangelical
  Convergence


                    Conservative way

Medieval church

          Modern...
Conservative way
                            A Generous
                            Orthodoxy?
Modern
Crisis

            ...
Conservative way



Modern
Crisis


            Liberal way
At hea% -


a &eological movement seeking to


  transform ex'ting in!itutions


  ar(nd Jesus’ messa) of &e


  kingdom o...
“I’m not religious, but I’m
   spiritual.”

                 The Nones ...
I’m NOT ...
I don’t believe organized
  religion has all the answers.

I don’t believe science,
  government, and
  econom...
I’m WORRIED ...

That strong religious identity
 makes people vicious.

That no spiritual identity
 makes people vacuous.
I’m CONFUSED ...

Absolutism leads to
 genocide.

Relativism leads to loss of
 identity.

       Is there an alternative?
Religion:


How [(r] religion provides exclusive


     religi(s goods and services


         so human s(ls can


       ...
From what kind of God would
 people need to be saved?

                         violent
unforgiving
              cruel
  ...
Religion:


How [(r] brand provides exclusive


    religi(s goods and services


        so human s(ls can


            ...
Spi*tuality:


            How God ' saving


 all creation from human evil ... by grace,


                &r(gh fai&,


...
The Christian Religion:
Identity: Exclusive distributorship of saving
   doctrines, rituals, or membership so souls
   can...
Christian spirituality:
Identity: A way of wisdom, compassion, and
   love so creation can be saved from human
   evil
Goa...
Religion:
Other Religions: Shouldn’t exist, a mistake,
  should be critiqued and eradicated
Other Religious Leaders: Shoul...
Spirituality:
Other Religions: Part of God’s world, should be
  understood and valued, a mix of good and
  evil in need of...
The Mission of Jesus

1. The Spirit of the Lord is on
 me ...

1, 3. God has empowered me
1, 3, 5. to proclaim good
  news to the poor

1, 3, 5. 8. freedom for the
  unfree

1. recovery of sight for the
  blind
1, 3. to release the
 oppressed

1, 3, 5. to proclaim the
 year of the Lord’s
 jubilee.
1, 3, 5, 8. Today these
 words are being
 fulfilled.

1, 3, 5, 8. Amen.
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Movements & Institutions

  1. 1. in!itutions & movements
  2. 2. Institutions: Organizations which conserve the gains made by past social movements.
  3. 3. Social Movements Organizations which call current institutions to make progress towards new gains.
  4. 4. Both movements and institutions... Organize for their purpose Need one another Are frustrated with one another
  5. 5. Without movements ... Institutions stagnate ... Without institutions ... Movements evaporate ...
  6. 6. Some movements successfully inject their values into the institutions they challenge Other movements decide to create their own institutions
  7. 7. Vital movements call people to passionate, sacrificial personal commitment Sustainable institutions create loyalty across generations through evocative rituals & traditions
  8. 8. Did Jesus start a movement or an institution or both? What is the status of our Christian movements today? What is the status of our Christian institutions?
  9. 9. 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?
  10. 10. "eological movements & "eological in!itutions
  11. 11. Catholic movements Catholics as inclusive Ecclesiolae en ecclesia Protestants as protestors Protestants as pro-testifiers Protestant movements and institutions
  12. 12. A current movement ... calling in!itutions towards progress
  13. 13. What’s emerging?
  14. 14. a conversation becoming a movement
  15. 15. Some ways to think of the church that is emerging - As center a… a fringe a stage a n d a r a n g e.
  16. 16. a stage
  17. 17. Consider that we live in at least three worlds. Emerging world NOW Modern world Pre-modern world Non-modern world
  18. 18. it ion s Tran L ate it ion ra ns Old yT rl Ea Paradigm/ Model
  19. 19. it ion s Tran L ate it ion ra ns Old yT rl Ea Paradigm/ Model
  20. 20. New Paradigm/ it ion Model s Tran L ate it ion ra ns Old yT rl Ea Paradigm/ Model
  21. 21. New Paradigm/ it ion Model s Tran L ate it ion ra ns Old yT rl Ea Paradigm/ Model
  22. 22. The Churches of Tomorrow The Churches that are emerging The Churches We Know
  23. 23. The Churches We Love and Respect The Churches of Tomorrow The Churches that are emerging The Churches We Know
  24. 24. As center
  25. 25. Liturgical Social Action Evangelical Charismatic
  26. 26. a fringe
  27. 27. Is this “the emerging church?” pentecostal A new “slice Anglican of the pie?” catholic baptist
  28. 28. Or are these the churches that are emerging? pentecostal reformed A new ring on catholic the tree… baptist
  29. 29. All must deal with the realities of today’s world pentecostal reformed catholic baptist PLANET POVERTY PEACE RELIGION
  30. 30. emergence and convergence
  31. 31. Conservative way Modern Crisis Medieval church Liberal way from Nancey Murphy, “Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism”
  32. 32. “evangelical” Modern Crisis Medieval church “mainline” from Nancey Murphy, “Beyond Liberalism and Fundamentalism”
  33. 33. Increasing Polarization Conservative way Medieval church Modern Crisis Liberal way
  34. 34. Increasing Polarization Conservative way Medieval church Modern Crisis Liberal way
  35. 35. The Post-Liberal, Post-Evangelical Convergence Conservative way Medieval church Modern Postmodern Crisis Interruption Liberal way
  36. 36. Conservative way A Generous Orthodoxy? Modern Crisis A Missional Liberal way Church?
  37. 37. Conservative way Modern Crisis Liberal way
  38. 38. At hea% - a &eological movement seeking to transform ex'ting in!itutions ar(nd Jesus’ messa) of &e kingdom of God
  39. 39. “I’m not religious, but I’m spiritual.” The Nones ...
  40. 40. 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.
  41. 41. I’m WORRIED ... That strong religious identity makes people vicious. That no spiritual identity makes people vacuous.
  42. 42. I’m CONFUSED ... Absolutism leads to genocide. Relativism leads to loss of identity. Is there an alternative?
  43. 43. Religion: How [(r] religion provides exclusive religi(s goods and services so human s(ls can be saved from God.
  44. 44. From what kind of God would people need to be saved? violent unforgiving cruel capricious tribal or racist
  45. 45. Religion: How [(r] brand provides exclusive religi(s goods and services so human s(ls can be saved from God.
  46. 46. Spi*tuality: How God ' saving all creation from human evil ... by grace, &r(gh fai&, in + way of w'dom, compassion, and love, inviting (r pa%icipation.
  47. 47. The Christian Religion: Identity: Exclusive distributorship of saving doctrines, rituals, or membership so souls can be saved from God Goal: Converts, believers, souls in heaven Jesus: blessings for members, condemnation for nonmembers Clergy: Priests & pastors to and for members Laity: Consumers, satisfied customers become marketers Focus: One hour per week Social Cohesion: In-group vs. Out-group, us vs. them
  48. 48. Christian spirituality: Identity: A way of wisdom, compassion, and love so creation can be saved from human evil Goal: A world healed and transformed Jesus: Blessings for learners so they can bring blessings to everyone Leaders: Training fellow-learners to be priests and pastors to all humanity Learners: Being presence and agents of Christ, inviting and including others Focus: Way of life and goodness lived every day Social Cohesion: Come-on-in group, some of us for all of us
  49. 49. Religion: Other Religions: Shouldn’t exist, a mistake, should be critiqued and eradicated Other Religious Leaders: Should be rejected, mocked, vilified, discredited Other Religious Beliefs & Practices: Should be feared and avoided as competition with and contradiction to our own People 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.
  50. 50. 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 is Other Religious Leaders: Should be respected, honored, appreciated Other Religious Beliefs & Practices: May have much to teach us, similarities and differences may help us appreciate our own People of other religions: Receive the gifts they offer, offer the gifts we have; seek mutual understanding; collaborate for the common good of all
  51. 51. The Mission of Jesus 1. The Spirit of the Lord is on me ... 1, 3. God has empowered me
  52. 52. 1, 3, 5. to proclaim good news to the poor 1, 3, 5. 8. freedom for the unfree 1. recovery of sight for the blind
  53. 53. 1, 3. to release the oppressed 1, 3, 5. to proclaim the year of the Lord’s jubilee.
  54. 54. 1, 3, 5, 8. Today these words are being fulfilled. 1, 3, 5, 8. Amen.

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