Thursday, May 19, 2005

"Emo"rgent Reflections



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.

Shalom all.

11 comments:

gavin richardson said...

if you didn't wear contacts you would totally fill the "emo" bill. stop casting stones jonathon. &:~D

Bill said...

It is true! I've seen you n glasses. You can't hide it forever . . . you are a closeted emo boy and you know it!

St.Phransus said...

i wouldn't say that i'm actually casting stones- maybe foam nerf balls. little foam nerf balls- blahhhhhh!!! EMO!!!!

Kevin Rector said...

Ah, yes... that is what I look like. Except I'm chubbier.

larynandjanel said...

I just got off the phone with my wife Janel (who is at the convention) and she laughed when she saw the picture--she also says it's true, though the hair maybe needs to be a little longer, with highlights and the messed-up-gel effect. And they all have Macintosh laptops and drink Starbucks...

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Eric Coomer said...

I need to purchase some glasses.

Anthony said...

How would Emo look wit a fro'?

Anonymous said...

styles dont make you emo. emotions do.

Anonymous said...

Wait, I'm confused.. IT guys are closet "emo"s now? What if the poor bastard just has astigmatism? I'm not going to go running around bumping into things all day long just so you little retards get tired of your label guns. IE: Grow the fuck up

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