Thursday, April 10, 2003

Another month has come and gone, and it is time for another up/rooted gathering. Our next gathering is Monday, April 7th from 7:30-9:30pm (7:00-7:30pm is a time to decompress). Peter Cha from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School will lead us in a discussion entitled, “Being a Prophetic Church: Multiethnic and Social Justice Concerns.”

When the church seeks to integrate diverse cultures as a new people (multiethnic), and helps the marginalized and poor (social justice), then the whole Gospel is displayed through the Church. As a group thinking through how "to live faithfully within this emerging culture, while dwelling within God's story of redemption," we will discuss how the church can be an embodied apologetic of the Gospel instead of having a rational apologetic for the Gospel.

This might sound like a strange requests, but our "collaborative friendship" would be greatly enhanced, especially concerning this topic, with an ethnically diverse group. I say this because a discussion about multiculturalism and social justice will look extremely different, and probably impoverished, is we have mostly caucasians, than if we have a group rich with diversity. Afterall, cultural diverisity is one of up/rooted's values.

I hope to see many of you there, old friends and new faces.

peace be with you,
Geoff Holsclaw
up/rooted: a collaborative friendship to understand and engage
the emerging Post-Christian culture.

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