We had the Emergent Kiwi, Steve Taylor, over for dinner on Wednesday night.
Steve was over in Sydney for a conferance called Faith in a Hyphen, which was aimed at “exploring one of the key issues facing Christian faith and contemporary society, that of how to respond to issues of cultural and religious diversity.”
I am hoping that Steve will post his own notes and reflections on the conference when the dust settles.
One issue we discussed over dinner which is very close to my own heart is feminine leadership within the emerging church (or relative lack thereof). This comes at a very crucial time for me with my friend and collegue, Jen Reed, relocating very soon to Melbourne (best wishes for the wedding Jen!). In particular I am seeking to solicit people’s ideas on what helps and hinders women from engaging in leadership and ec blogging. With 75% of the people in alternate spiritualies being women I see this as a critical pitfall in our own training networks. We still have so far to go in addressing the imbalances.