Dan Kimball provoked a response with his post at Christianity Today's Leadership Journal blog. Here is some of the response in chronological order. You can put in the comments any posts I have missed but put "reaction" comments on one of the other blogs as I intend this post just to be an index.
December 2, 2008
Small, indigenous churches are getting lots of attention, but where's the fruit?
Dan is a pastor and author of Emerging Church and They Like Jesus, But Not the Church
Brother Maynard of Winnipeg, Manitoba responded to Dan's article at:
December 4, 2008
Mega or missional? The stats say both are doing well.
by Andy Rowell
See also at my blog:
David Fitch, a pastor and professor at Northern Seminary, responded to Dan's original article at:
Erika Haub, a Fuller Seminary grad and lives in LA, also responded:
Julie Clawson, a Wheaton College grad and coordinator of the Emerging Women blog, also responded
Dan Kimball responded in the comments of the original article:
December 5, 2008
Tim Keller, pastor Church of the Redeemer in NYC with 4017 attendance according to the Hartford megachurch database and author of the #1 bestselling apologetics book at Amazon.com The Reason for God, then also commented at David Fitch's blog.
Jonny Baker over in London, UK also noted the exchange.
a rant from julie clawson on missional effectiveness
The Out of Ur posted a video and noted that its most recent issue issue of Leadership Journal Fall 2008 was all about the missional conversation.
Michael Frost clarifies and increasingly unclear word.
Scot McKnight, professor at North Park puts in his take at his blog:
Len Hjalmarson - NextReformation notes the the discussion.
Brother Maynard responded again:
December 6, 2008
December 8, 2008
David Fitch and Tim Keller posted additional comments at Fitch's blog.
Out of Ur posted: Tim Keller Weighs in on Missional Debate
Fitch posted a new post: The Attractional/Missional Debate Won't Stop: Three Take-Aways
Bill Kinnon: Keller on Fitch on Kimball on Missional Growth?
Meanwhile, Len Hjalmarson reviewed ReJesus by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost. Hirsch responded in the comments a dialogue commenced.
David Fitch, Scot McKnight, Alan Hirsch and Dan Kimball all left comments
The word is everywhere, but where did it come from and what does it really mean?
Alan Hirsch | posted 12/12/2008
From the fall issue of Leadership Journal
and Jonny Baker
note the article.
Andrew Jones adds his comments at:
Neil Cole series with lots of comments by Dan Kimball
See also my post:
Here I clarify some of the research that gets discussed in the Out of Ur post.
Brad Brisco at the Missional Church Network