Open Source Theology

I found a pretty cool place for conversation about emerging theology, postmodernism, and all that jazz.

Check out www.opensourcetheology.net

I've been spending some time there posting comments, so haven't been keeping my blog current like I should. I'll post more soon.

The coyote hunting trip was pretty cool. I didn't do any hunting, but I did build some pretty cool bonfires. I'll post pics soon!


Ken Bussell
Minister of Music & Administration
Our Place Christian Church

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10 comments:

Shrina said...

Interesting site Ken, so is OP considered an emergent church?
~Shrina

Ken said...

I'm not sure. I don't know what checklist there is for that? I believe our "Responding Time" is a more emergent approach to worship. As you can tell by the website, emergent theology is still being developed.

wasmachstdugern said...

no i dea what this idea is. i have never heard of open source theology. i assume i should know about since ethnos and our place are in a similar (?) vein.


ps. curious what drupal is too...

Ken said...

well check it out. my posts have already created a stir of controversy!! :)

Drupal is just the background code stuff that supports the site. Check out http://drupal.org

sean said...

Interesting site..thanks for the link. some of that stuff got me to thinking a bit about free will and such. Posted my thoughts on the subject on my blog.

melissa kandel said...

Hey Ken! Thanks for making me aware of this site. I actually, was just introduced to Brian McLaren's website recently as well. My initial response is not to entirely abandon the traditional structure of the church as we know it, but rather to embrace the spirit of the emergent movement's willingness to explore how the church can be more relevant to our culture and effective in our efforts to create authentic Christian communities where lives can be transformed by the grace and love of Christ.

What are your thoughts?

p.s. I think Life @ Broadripple was an attempt at creating a community that reflects the ideals of the emerging church. Don't you? :)

melissa kandel said...

Thanks for letting us know about this blog. I was recently introduced to Brian McLaren's website as well. My intial response is not to entirely abandon the traditional structure of the church as we know it, but rather to embrace the spirit of the emergent movement's willingness to explore how the church can be more relevant to our culture and effective in our efforts to create authentic Christian communities where lives can be transformed by the grace and love of Christ.

What are your thoughts?

p.s. I think LIFE definitely fit in with the philosophy of the emerging church :)

Ken said...

Melissa!!! Hey what's up??

I totally agree that Life was/is an emergent community. Are you still up to date with them? I used to get pretty regular email updates from them, but I haven't in several months it seems...

HOW ARE YOU?! Good I hope!

IndyChristian said...

Ken...

Thanks for the comment at UBbloggin.com where we're creating a community blog in the cafe's neighborhood. And more actively, we're meeting each Saturday morning to develop relationships and help neighborhood folks cross the 'digital divide' (not to mention, the racial divide... and best of all, we hope... God's eternal divide'. We're using the blog as a learning tool -- not to mention create some fun and information and linkage.

[Enjoyed seeing Melissa's comment here as well -- we've come to know Melissa as an active partner in helping create an Indianapolis tapestry of neighborhood-focused groups... a good friend of IndyChristian.com.]

Enjoyed the OpenSource Theology link... I'll try to stay in touch with it to see where it goes. [I'm also a Drupal fan... and have a couple of clients now on Drupal.]

I hope people keep in mind, that just like OpenSource coding... it's pretty wide-open and it opens the door to creative learning and accelerating everything. But just like OpenSource, it also needs to absolutely meet certain 'protocol'... and without staying on-target with that 'protocol', everything else goes south.

Our 'protocol' is God's Word, well-read and well-studied and taken at face-value... God's infallible communication to mankind.

Btw, brother... we blogged you today at the UBC site.

Be blessed.

melissa kandel said...

Ken,
I'm doing wonderfully:) Talked to Steve and Renee the other day. Heard Peg and the kids are doing well. Small world..... nice to see you connected to Neil.
God's best to you!!!
Melissa
p.s. maybe you can help me become a more competent blogger:)