Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"Mainline Emergents" seminar in Atlanta in January

Columbia Seminary and the Atlanta Emergent Cohort are co-sponsoring Columbia's annual January Seminars this year, "Mainline Emergent/s: Conversations in Theology, Hope, and Practice," January 30 - February 1. Dixon and I thought it would be interesting if several of us from the Nashville Cohort went down together, not only for the seminars themselves but also for interaction with folks from the Atlanta cohort.

Featured speakers include Diana Butler Bass, Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt, Nanette Sawyer, Karen Ward, Tony Jones, with Troy Bronsink leading the worship ... a little something for everyone, whether you're mainline or not, denominational or not.

The event will take place on the campus of Columbia in Decatur, GA. Registration is $275 (includes lunch both days), though there are a limited number of $75 registrations available to folks who work in settings where they don't have continuing education funds (if you're interested in this option, e-mail ericksons@ctsnet.edu ... pre-approval is required) . Housing is available on the campus or in nearby hotels.

The seminary strongly urges folks to register online at http://www.peopleware.net/index.cfm?siteID=572&event=2007LL&subeventDisp=CESEMJAN .

I'm glad to be a clearing house for folks who want to carpool down together. Please make your reservation and then e-mail me at jim.kitchens@secondpresbyterian.net to let me know you're signed up. I'll get in touch with everyone who contacts me in early January to make carpooling and any other arrangements.

In Christ,


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Cohort has a Change of Plans

Greetings all,
Today I got word that Chris Seay is sick and will not be able to join us for the Cohort gathering tomorrow. He was willing to come up just for us but I assured him that it wasn't necessary and that we'd see him in December instead.

So, tomorrow for the Cohort come out ready to share your freshest wonderings. Given all we've talked about this year and where you are in your life and faith practice, what are the questions you have? What are you excited about? What are you hoping to see God do next? Where have you been surprised by the kingdom?

I think we'll just pass a hat around and drop in questions and then read through and discuss them, letting our wonderings set the tone.
If anyone has something they'd like to discuss or present on let me know tomorrow (496-2008) and we'll get it together.

See you then.
Peace in Jesus,