Tuesday, August 23, 2011

September Gathering

We are planning another gathering in September. This time I have invited everyone to my house in Kalona. We plan to meet Monday evening September 12th at 5:30 p.m. Let's make it a potluck and everyone bring something to share. I will have the grill fired up if you would like to bring some type of meat. Our regular meeting place has closed, but we hope to meet in October at Capanna's new place just a few minutes north on 965 in North Liberty.

September 12th we plan to discuss Tony Jones' new e-book The Church is Flat: The Relational Ecclesiology of the Emerging Church Movement. This is his Ph.D. dissertation, so buckle up. Tony has agreed to join us by video conference. We are going to try and do the Google+ "hang out" group video chat. If you can't come to the gathering, but would like to join in from where ever you are search for me on goggle+ and add me to one of your circles. I will add you and make sure you know about the "hang out". If you are new to google+, email me and I will send you an invite and some info.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cohort Meeting Wednesday!

This Wednesday, August 17th we will be gathering again for good coffee (fair trade of course), good conversation and good people. We will meet in the usual spot at the usual time. We plan to discuss Shane Claiborne's book, The Irresistible Revolution. I have to be honest, this guy is the real deal. Many of you remember we have had authors join us over Skype to discuss their books with us. I didn't even try to get him to join us this time. I would be too ashamed of my conspicuous consumption. The Holy Spirit really has been speaking to me through this guy.  I'll be interested how some others reacted to this book.

I found an interesting article he wrote for Esquire some time back that is making a comeback on many blogs recently. What is so interesting to me is how it seems to allude to Rob Bell's book Love Wins. The problem is that it was written in 2009. I wondered if Rob got some of his ideas from Shane...

I'm also eager to hear more from Deb about The Wild Goose Festival. She wrote in her blog that she first got the idea from Brian McLaren in one of our cohort Skype conversations. How cool is that? Hope to see you Wednesday :)  Lon