We had a great time hanging out with Doug Pagitt last Tuesday evening at up/rooted.north. Thanks to all of you who attended and contributed to the discussion!
Doug began by leading us in a Body Prayer dealing with the idea of "re-creation", and then guided us into a discussion about "a bright, hopeful, optimistic vision for Christianity in our time." The central idea we explored is that there is no better time or place for full on Christian practice than right here and now - that the Kingdom of God is now!
BTW, Doug recorded the conversation and put it up on his podcast site. You can find and download it here.
For those of you interested, our next up/rooted.west gathering will be Monday, March 26 at 7pm at the Giordanos Pizza on Roosevelt Rd in Glen Ellyn. We will be discussing the question "What is the Emerging Church?" with a particular focus on the EC as a convergence of many different contemporary streams of faith. If you'd like to read ahead, we'll be using my two recent articles as the catalyst for our discussion:
What is the Emerging Church?
The Converging Church
Hope to see you there! (BTW, bring some money for pizza if you'd like to share a meal as we discuss.)