Here's the event I'm hosting next Tuesday. Best, Glenn
To help promote a new Emerging Christianity "conversation" in mid-city DC, Brian McLaren will be giving a book talk with DC Theology Pub. He will addressing the following questions: what role will Christian spirituality play in our lives and North American society in the coming decades? Is the Christian faith a spent force in the world—totally irrelevant to our lives—or has its true message been misunderstood and its transformative power for good gone untapped? Will Christian spirituality be used to promote injustice, division, and narrow-mindedness, or will it inspire a world where justice, transformation, and wisdom flourish? Brian McLaren will take up these and other questions while introducing us to the hopeful, challenging perspectives of the Emerging Christianity movement! (At the end of Brian's talk, we will be passing around a sign-up sheet for folks interested in participating in a new Emerging Christianity "Conversation" in DC starting in 2011.)
Certainly a lot of people are weighing in on this question of what the future identity of Christianity will look like; we’ve all read the commentators battling it out on the pages of newspapers and magazines. It’s a question that has significant social as well as faith implications. One of the most insightful answers to this question comes from author, justice activist, and progressive pastor Brian McLaren in his new book, A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions that are Transforming the Faith (2010). He suggests that Christianity should move from a religion of dogmas to one of significant questions, from a faith that has a backward-looking orientation to one with a future orientation.
hey Lisa, (much belated) thanks for joining TransFORM! Please consider attending the TransFORM northeast regional gathering April 29-30 in Cohoes, NY. It’s FREE, and it’s going to be a great opportunity to connect with others exploring missional community formation in the northeast. More info and RSVP online here:http://www.minigathering.org
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