Ever returned from a trip to find a mountain of work waiting and feeling as though you have just been on a visit to another planet. Certainly how I feel at the moment. While we were gone it seems as though the whole world has been turned upside down and inside out. The economic crisis goes from bad to worse, the mail is overflowing across the dining room table and my inbox has hundreds of messages I am not sure I want to look at. As for Google reader – I don’t even want to think about the thousands of blog posts I have been out of touch with.
So I am just going to wipe the slate clean and start afresh from today. Noticed on Brother Maynard’s blog that Emergent Village is reimagining itself more as a network than as a typical charitable organization. The report from the Board of Friends of Emergent Village is well worth reading. This is of great interest to me as that is the same way that MSA is heading and it looks as though they too used a discernment process like we are working on. Everywhere we go people are talking about the need for connectedness, for community and networking. I think that the spirit of God is definitely doing something new and it will be exciting to see what develops – maybe we are entering a new age of Christian unity and cooperation – but then again maybe that is just wishful thinking.
Emergent village also mentioned that Stevee Collins has started to post links to alternative worship in the UK. Here is a great link to a worship service at Grace with Jonny Baker one of the more creative worship leaders we know.