Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Dwell Prayer Experience

I'm new to Nashville Cohort and wanted to know if there was anyone in the cohort who will be willing to volunteer (free) at a Bellevue rendering of the Emergent Conference Labyrinth and Prayer Chapel. It’s a community wide experience that I'm leading; I am working on promo pieces for churches to have. I will be posting promo pieces to my xanga blog

I would like to get the word out about this event and if the response is good it will become a regular scheduled experience. At this moment, I'll need help with set-up, tear down, creative ideas, and the biggie need is for spiritual directors to pray one on one with people if they need it, I'm thinking two people at all times. There will be a table for people to approach these directors and if the mood demands there will be a back room where people can go and pray.

This experience will be held October 26 & 28 (Wed & Fri) 7-10pm, if you would rather not volunteer but experience it for yourself, I'm recommending an hour to really get depth out of it.

This is being held at Designer's Church close to the I-40 ramp and 70S (exit 196 - Bellevue)

Its part of a strip mall.
a: Bellevue West Plaza 7648 Hwy 70S (next door to Sam's Grill and Bar)
c: 615-482-4450 if there any questions


Thursday, September 15, 2005

October Cohort

Hi Folks,

I'm up in October to facilitate our time together. I recently agreed to a 2-book thing with W Publishing of Thomas Nelson Publishers and book one is due out in Sept of 06. I am currently working on it and I would be intersted in your feedback and input. For now the book is entitled:
SHEDDING RELIGION TO FIND GOD (and the unlikely people who help you)

I have the chapter synopsis and the two introductory chapters posted at

Pretty much the blog was created just for the purpose of our cohort. The current book title works well since I myself am a "nobody" and can see God's sense of humor in my putting a book out there to connect with others of us, many who are searching for God (even Jesus) outside of Christendom.

In a couple of weeks I get some more specifics to you to help guide our conversation in October.


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Volf Conversation

Is anyone from the Nashville Cohort planning on going to the 2006 theological converstation with Miroslav Volf? I've already registered and was wondering if anyone else was planning on going. You get a free book.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Cohort Gathering this Thursday

The Nashville cohort will again convenes at the Flying Saucer (in the game room) this Thursday from 11:30-1:00.

Our topic will be "The Bible in the Emerging Context" and here are few suggestions for preparation for this conversation:

1.) Come prepared to share your traditions approach to the Bible. We all come from different denominations. It will be great to share how each of our traditions appropriates and venerates the scriptures. Perhaps we should each also prepare to discuss our own personal relationship to the text.

2.) Read this short essay by Neil Livingston called How Can You Trust The Bible. He asks a lot of good questions and frames some of the emergening culture issues as we approach to the Bible.

As always comments and suggestions on this blog are welcome and encouraged to kick things off.

Blessings and Peace to you all and we'll see you there.