Thursday, May 19, 2005
The Emergent Conference is in full swing and it's been great so far. Tuesday I crashed a preconference workshop with Brian McLaren and Jay Voorhees on "The Embracing Church". That was pretty good except for the moment when I was plowing my way into a small group and hit gavin's mac with a chair (oops).
Yesterday I hooked up with friendly faces from the blogosphere- Gavin, Kevin Rector, Lynette Davidson, and Bill Lizor. I also saw friendly face- Dixon Kinsor.
Highlights yesterday were- sitting in on last minute addition: Tony Jones' Ancient Spiritual Practices- he took us from Plato/Aristotle/ancient philosophy all the way up to the present and how philosophy and theology have shaped and informed the practices of the Church. It was great!!!
But the funny thing that I noticed was the carbon copy "Emo" Guys. Is this movement an ecclessial movement for the church or a cool trendy movement for emo guys who can't make it in the music biz to have an outlet? More to come.
"9 out of ten Emergent Males look like this guy!!! I PROMISE!!!"
Also, Brian McLaren and Brian Walsh (professor from Toronot University) talking about scripture and how we can use it for violence or peaceful transformation.
Today- I'm looking forward to Will Sampson's Blogger's Lunch.