I just got home from my Annual Conference's study convocation on the in-process 'theology of ordination' paper. I asked the presenter if the task force had, besides looking at the train-wreck we are currently triaging, visioned ahead to consider more third millenial expressions (such as emerging and/or new monasticism) as they worked. He indicated he knew of Brian McLaren and some of the conversation, but that emerging is so unformed/multiformed as to make it difficult to address. I'm wondering if this community has any thoughts regarding good ol' Wesleyan ordination theology and theology pubs, new monastic houses, et al as part of the body and in what relation to 'authority'? Grace.