In prep for our meeting tonight, I (at the last minute of course, that's something to know about me), read the email about posting something about ourselves.
Yesterday as I sat in a small group with others from my church, the youngest person by probably forty years, our topic was the unchangeable, the constant. I just about laughed out loud. I think my adventure into postmodern thought and the emergent church conversation came when I realized that Truth was not constant, not black and white... and yet, here it was, the first point of three in a conversation about what we can count on. The second bullet point was Love - and I'm much more okay with love being a constant - as long as we realize that love is dynamic and moves and changes and grows. The third was God. Now, they had just spent the entire conversation on Truth talking about Jesus (the way, the truth, the life) and then they talk about God being the constant... didn't we sort of just have the conversation?
My main interest in these conversations is going to be ecclesial. How on earth do I reconcile the thoughts of my head and heart with what I share with my congregation? Where and how can I stretch concepts and problemetize what we have always known... in a pastoral way? But I also love to read and need to do that more. I love talking theology and need to do that more. And I'm a big fan of the emergent - missional conversation and more than anything want to help enliven the thought/praxis connection.
So, that's a little about me!