Site Notes and Updates

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INTRODUCTION. Since this is a big project and I’m building the site in layers, it seems easier to put notes on what is being added all in one place. My process goes slow, and so does my progress. I am trying to sift through the flood of details just as others are, and make sense of it as best I can, in plugging away at it as what time allows. This page will chart the progress toward completing the site, for those who are checking back for updates. I will list the most recent notes first. I generally will not list updates to the Table of Contents portion of page 01 Introduction, as that will change regularly as descriptions are removed when a bullet list of items on that page is added. I will also not list corrections of typos and grammar unless they make some kind of substantive change in the content.

[Notice on 03-20-2015: I have completed all main sections of this site, and will add other sources and links as time allows. I will only note below when other kinds of updates occur, other than just adding or fixing links.]

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August 19, 2015. UPDATE: On August 18, The Wartburg Watch posted “So Sad: Tony Jones Reportedly Sues Julie McMahon for Custody of All of the Children.” The article notes that “Tony is suing Julie for the custody of the rest of her children and is reportedly claiming that Julie is an unfit mother. This is the woman who cared for the children while Tony pursued his degree, his career and then another relationship. Julie was there for those children all of those years.” No details available at this time on related court schedule for his litigation.

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May 13, 2015. Added page 00B Reader’s Guide for Orienting to the Issues.

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April 28, 2015. Due to page 11E on Social Media 2015 becoming too long with the addition of a significant number of links, the introductory analysis was left on page 11E and the chronological listing of select sources moved to new page 11F.

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March 21-22, 2015. Addition of a section listing cartoons by David Hayward/nakedpastor to page 09 on Social Media 2014. Addition of additional historical and descriptive material in the beginning sections of page 11E on Social Media 2015, along with numerous post links in the chronological listing sections.

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March 20, 2015. Page 00 Expanded Table of Contents finalized. Addition of text in Step #5 on page 11D on My Initial Findings. Addition of introductory section on page 11E on the Social Media Upheaval of 2015. Addition of text in page 12 on Conclusions and Recommendations. Change of page 13 to Untitled: Reserved for Future Use, in case I see sufficient reason to add something significant.

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March 15-17, 2015. Shift the Purposes and Expanded Table of Contents to page 00. Added to page 02: explanation of why a seventh stream would be added for a monastic/mystic paradigm, and description of why the usage of the term Emergent/Progressive Movement. Additional links on pages 06 and 07. Begin filling in links and key timeline dates to page 11E on Social Media 2015. Miscellaneous small changes.

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March 12-14, 2015. Reconfiguration of page 11 to move content to regular pages and renumber 11 to five pages, 11A through 11E.

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March 02, 2015. Addition of section on The Purposes and Thinking Behind This Page about subpage 11, Elements in the Emergent/Progressive Industrial Complex. Also, minor additions and clarifications to page 05 on Social Media 2009-2010.

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February 27, 2015. Addition of section on page 11, Initial Findings, on Academia, Seminaries, Training Programs.

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February 26, 2015. Addition of events to subpage for 11, on Elements in the Emergent/Progressive Industrial Complex. Addition of note on timeframes in writing/publishing to subpage for 11, on Emergent/Progressive Publishing Industry, along with addition of the Chronology of Publishers and Publications for Emergent/Progressive Authors and correction of some publication release dates to the first (usually hardcover) version.

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February 23, 2015. Addition of details of endorsements for two key books by Phyllis Tickle, added to subpage on Elements in the Emergent/Progressive Industrial Complex.

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February 22, 2015. Addition of most sections to page 11 on Social Media 2015, plus its two subpages on the Elements in the Emergent/Progressive Industrial Complex and its Publishing Industry.

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February 21, 2015. Additional items and links added to page 06 in the bibliography/timeline on “two marriages.” Correction on page 08 for the date of the Emergent Village Coordinating Group, from October 2007 to June 2008. Additional link put on page 14 to an alternative source for a PDF statement that had been removed.

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February 16, 2015. Emergent Village Coordinating Group from October 2007 added to page 08.

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February 13, 2015. Link added to page 14.

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February 12, 2015. Restructuring of page 10 to move some detailed topics to page 11, and completion of content for the revised page 10.

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February 11, 2015. Updates to the content outline for page 10. Changes to the subject of page 13 from timelines to articles related to discernment and conflict resolution.

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February 10, 2015. Page 09, addition of reflection/discussion questions; full comments by David Hayward, with his permission, from the NakedPastor thread; and final sections on significance of that 2014 thread. Additional paragraph observation from David Hayward added, later in the day.

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February 9, 2015. Minor updates throughout. Add article on page 03, What Makes a Ministry “Safe/Hospitable,” Regardless of its Emerging Stream Paradigm? Page 09, Social Media 2014, most sections added. Page 14 subpages put into “draft” mode for the time being, since they have not been filled in yet.

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February 5, 2015. Finalize vocabulary section in page 02. Additional information and links added to the section on court documents on page 04. Bibliography section on the developing of Emergent theology added to page 06.

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February 4, 2015. Contents list and two articles added to page 03 on the Differentiation into Streams of the Emerging Ministry Movement.

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February 2, 2015. Two links from John Umland added to the “two marriages” biblography section of page 06.

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February 1, 2015. New section on “Wrestling with the Larger Issues” added to 12: Toxicology. Description: The past few days have seen additional statements posted for various sides of the Emergent controversy, along with the threat of a lawsuit. In light of these developments, I am adding here links to posts that are looking at the larger issues, for those who want to grapple with the significance of this situation, how it has been playing out, and how it potentially affects how people perceive Christianity. The posts themselves and the range of comments they are attracting are worth reading, whether I agree with the content or not. I am not aiming for comprehensive sourcing here, but simply linking to selected posts that I feel examine the larger framework of what’s going on and how we are (mis)treating one another and what we can potentially do to change course.

Addition of contents and several sections for page 06 on Spiritual versus Legal Marriage, and page 10 on the Emergent Industrial Complex.

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January 30, 2015. New page added: 15 Response to Statement by Brian McLaren, with later updates on potential legal issues and what a potential defamation/harassment lawsuit could look like.

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January 28, 2015. New pages added: 13 Timelines, 14 Responses to Statement by Tony Jones (and subpages prepared), Site Notes and Updates. Updates to descriptions made to page 01 Introduction. Link to Site Notes and Updates page added to the “Welcome” post.

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January 26, 2015. Site went live with initial complete pages for pages #01 Introduction, 02 Historical, 03 Personal, 05 Social Media 2009-2010, 07 Organizational, 08 Organizational. Short descriptions were provided for the remaining pages.

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