The Great Emergence
Something is happening out there . . .
What’s going on?
What’s happening is as old as religion itself, says author Phyllis Tickle, author of the new book The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why. In it, Tickle, the founding editor of the religion department at Publishers Weekly, explores the link between history and the new face of the church. What emerges, she says, is a pattern of upheaval every 500 years in which the church cleans out what is old and ill-fitting so it can be relevant to the culture at large.
These upheavals—the last was the Protestant Reformation—can be thought of as “rummage sales,” where the very structures and institutions of the church are shaken out and re-examined. The result is a “Great Emergence,” a shattering of the old structures of institutionalized Christianity and the birth of new and vital forms of Christianity.
On Saturday, October 31, 2009 Phyllis Tickle will be in Winnipeg to talk about this Great Emergence—what is happening? Why is it happening? How might it affect your church or denomination?
This day-long event, which will be held at Booth College in Winnipeg, is being organized by FaithForum and sponsored by a wide variety of local denominations and institutions (see below for a complete list).
Cost of the event is $60 (general), $20 (students/seniors) / $75 and $25 after Oct.15.
For more information about the seminar, or to register, go to www.faithforum.ca
Sponsors of The Great Emergence include:
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