Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Up.rooted/north meets "with" Brian McLaren

Up/rooted.north is meeting on Wednesday, March 28th at 7pm at Northern Seminary, which is, ironically, south. We will be gathering around the thoughts of Brian McLaren who is unable to be with us that evening.

But never fear! Earlier in the day McLaren is presenting at Northern’s Brady Lecture series. His topics are "Ancient Paths: How do we intergrate historic continuity with contemporary reality?" and "Contemporary Crises: How do we bring the ancient gospel to bear on today's global crises?" If you’d like to hear McLaren, go here to register. Deadline is March 23rd. Northern students go for free; all seminary/college students can go for $25. If you're interested, get in touch with Dave Fitch or me (jberbaum@hotmail.com).

If you’d prefer something in the evening and something free, up/rooted.north is gathering for a summary of and response to McLaren’s lectures by Dave Fitch (pastor, professor, and author). We’ll use McLaren’s lectures and Dave’s presentation as a starting point for what is sure to be a lively and provocative discussion on the ancient/future and modern/postmodern tensions in the contemporary North American incarnation of the gospel.

Directions to Northern are here. Once you turn in to the campus, follow the road as it bends around to the right. You should end up in front of Kern Hall. Head upstairs and you’ll find us.

If you live in the north suburbs and you’d like to carpool to Northern, meet at Life on the Vine Church by 6:20pm. Those of you who live in the west and south, we’d love to have you join us. See you there.

Jon Berbaum

-coordinator, up/rooted.north

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