Archive for November, 2007

Leonard Sweet on Alan Hirsch

Leonard Sweet, produced a napkin scribbles podcast discussing some of the ideas of Alan Hirsch. Church minus Christ equals religon, house churches, etc.

You can listen to the podcast here.


Forge Graduation

Just a Reminder

Overview of Emergent/Missional in Australia

John Smulo has interviewed Paul Teusner who is doing is PHD on emerging bloggers in Australia. Forge gets a good mention in the article.

“The FORGE Network is a growing organization which works to equip leaders to seek new ways of being the church in postmodern Australia. Many bloggers in my research have some connection to or involvement in FORGE and its staff publish many books on the emerging church. So it’s kinda like what Emergent is to the emerging church in the USA. Though many would say that FORGE is the flagship of the Australian emerging church, no one would say (including FORGE) that it speaks for the movement at large.”

The article is pretty informative on the emerging/emergent scene. One point that I think the leadership at Forge would make would be a distinction between ‘Missional’ and ‘Emergent’. Forge leadership would prefer to use the ‘Missional’ language than ‘Emergent’. Hammo over at backyard missionary gives a good overview of the distinction for Forge.

News from Forge HQ

Andrew Hamilton has just writen a post on the future direction of Forge Australia

“Our job was to begin the process of re-examining everything we do and re-evaluating it in light of the fact that Forge is now 11 years old and in a new phase of its life cycle. We are no longer the new kid on the block and our message is now ‘out there’ and infecting the mainstream. ”

You can read the rest of his post here

A new link category

We have just added a new link category ‘local Forge bloggers’. On the roll is –


Not a Figment


Rythm and hue



If you know of anymore let us know!