Wednesday, December 27, 2006

next up/rooted: Becoming Conversant w/Islam

Hope you had a happy Christmas!

I wanted to let you know that our next up/rooted gathering will be Monday, January 22 from 7-9pm at Kristine Socall's home (26w325 Torrey Pines Ct, Winfield, IL 60190) to learn about and discuss Muslim and Christian relations. We will begin by watching the "Muslims and America" episode of Morgan Spurlock's (creator of Super Size Me) TV series, 30 Days, and then discuss the issues raised by the episode with the help of Pastor Fred Nelson from Redeemer Church, who spent 15 years lecturing at churches on this very topic of Islam and Christianity.

If you want to know more about Islam, and would like to talk openly with other missional, emerging Christians about we should think about the current tension between the Muslim world and the vestiges of Western Christendom, you won't want to miss this stimulating event. Hope you can make it!


Mike Clawson
up/rooted co-coordinator


John Smulo said...

That's a great idea to use 30 Days. I blogged through last year's series, and found it very helpful for discussion.

Mike Clawson said...

I loved the series and have wanted to do some discussion groups on them for a while now. There are a lot of other episodes we could potentially do in the future as well, depending on how this one goes. (E.g. the one about living on minimum wage, or about the environmental commune, or about the atheist living with Christians, or the straight guy living with the gay guy, or the Minuteman living with the illegal immigrant family, etc.)