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December 06, 2005


Andrew Seely

Thanks for being willing to participate with us.
Sorry I didn't get a chance to talk with you personally. I hope our paths cross again.


Ryan, thanks again for hanging out with us. Three hours was too short.

Rhett Smith

amen....i feel like i'm going crazy sometimes....i'm glad i'm not alone and that other resonate with these things...I am thankful for the space that the emerging church gives to discussion, questions, wrestling, etc.


Exactly. I don't always agree with other "emerging types," but that's not the point. The point, to me, is that there's a conversation in which it is safe to explore avenues of change.


At one point the conversation drifted towards the topic of race, and how the Emerging Church seems rather white.

With this in mind I found this call for renewed leadership in the black church rather interesting. This isn't necessarily an indication of an EC movement in these churches, but it is an expression that something has gone terribly wrong, and it is this realization which can spark renewal.


Ryan, thanks so much for taking the time to dialog at Emergent SoCal. You brought a lot of clarity and hope for the Church.

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