Thursday, January 26, 2006

emerging church postcards : Ireland

Time for a final postcard. Time for some fun. Maybe an emerging church from Ireland, maybe this is even better than the real thing?


For words about the image : birth : values : music: mission

Words about the image; Created by “photoshoping” a montage of shots from this fan site, which says it’s free.

How were you as an emerging community birthed?; Well, if U2 were to provide their own postcard, in my view they could say that the much of their passion emerges from the Christmas birth; “Because it really sank in: the Christmas story. The idea that … there’s .. a force of love and logic behind the universe … a creator who would choose to express such … power as a child born in “straw poverty.” It’s so brilliant … There must be an Incarnation. Love must be made flesh.” Quotes from Bono on Bono, Hodder and Stoughton, 2005, p. 126 and

What do you as an emerging community value?; Well, if U2 were to provide their own postcard, in my view they could say; “don’t be upset or surprised when you pull something out from the depth that’s uncomfortable … It is impossible to meet God with sunglasses on. That’s the connection between great music and great art, and that is why it’s uncomfortable.” Quotes from Bono on Bono, Hodder and Stoughton, 2005, p. 53.

What was your best mission moment in 05?; Well Steve Stockman offers this reflection on U2 in 2005; “Bono says, at least in Chicago, “Jesus, Jew, Mohammed…it’s true… all sons of Abraham.” … It is part of Bono’s peace initiative worldwide. He wants us to see what indeed is true about all three faiths that are doing all kinds of harm to each other at this moment in history… In all aspects of his life Bono has decided to be a friend. He has relationships with atheists, hedonists, druggies, philanderers, war mongers, greedy capitalists, fascists, Marxists… you name it. It is about COEXISTence! What he has decided to do with this wide array of human beings is to recognize that they are all made in the image of God and loved by that God, so much that he would become a baby in straw and a man on a cross for them.” Quotes from Steve Stockman, Link.

Want to see a postcard from your emerging church group?

Want to see the whole set of postcards?

Posted by steve at 02:28 PM

1 Comment

  1. I have really enjoyed the postcards Steve. Thanks for facilitating these and giving us NZer’s the chance to see what others are doing throughout the Christian community world-wide.

    Comment by Karen — February 6, 2006 @ 10:55 am

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