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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Thursday, October 07, 2004
    Enough dodgy metaphors
     
    I don't feel part of this gas called emerging church because our church feels more like it's submerging most of the time and if I make splashes occasionally it's not because I'm waving, it's 'cos I'm drowning. And (apart from the odd comment on other folks' sites) I don't get too involved in online emerging debates for the same reason that I don't blog too often at all about churchy stuff - because, for me, the blog's a bit of a release from all that.

    (Vinny reckons this blog reads like the Fortean Times, "a bit eccentric," which thrilled me... much rather that than it reading like the Church Times - essential but a bit lacklustre, or many emerging websites - frankly a bit anal.)

    But Mark and I are off tomorrow to an emerging conference in Sheffield. It's already made some waves. I just hope that for us we don't find ourselves drowing in a sea of hyperbole, but rather, dipping our toes into a pool of promise.