Wednesday, January 09, 2008

up/rooted.west book discussion - January 21

We will be starting our discussion of Brian McLaren's new book, Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope, this month at up/rooted.west in preparation for the Everything Must Change Tour coming to our fair city at the beginning of April (and no, it's not too late to sign up to volunteer for the Tour, and definitely not too late to register if you just want to attend - don't delay or you'll miss the cheap tickets!) The issues dealt with in this book are hugely important and I'm excited to be part of the revolution of hope that Brian writes about. This discussion will be one way of participating in this revolution.

The book discussion will be on Monday, January 21st at 7pm at the Ginos East Pizzeria in downtown Wheaton (easily accessible from the Wheaton Metra stop for those who want to come in from the city). Eating is not mandatory, but bring a few bucks if you'd like to join in on the pizza. We will start this month by reading and discussing the first two sections of the book, chapters 1-9, however, even if you don't get a chance to read come anyway as I'm sure the conversation will be accessible to all. We will continue our discussion of the rest of the book over the next several months, so there will be plenty of chances to catch up later as well.

Hope to see you there!

-Mike Clawson
up/rooted co-coordinator

1 comment:

Dave B. said...

Hey there and thanks for the work you're doing in our area.
I'm very interested in entering this emergent conversation and am hoping this event will be the place to do so.
My previous attempts to attend have been thwarted by church or family responsibilities (e.g. I registered for the gathering last July but a sudden death and funeral made it impossible). And, admittedly, I have a bad habit of reading the blog w/o ever posting, so I haven't exactly made myself known either...
Anyway, just saying I'm pumped about the EMC book and would really enjoying discussing it with you. Hope it's OK for a stranger like me to just show up at Gino's on Monday.