Hi Gals! I wanted to share some exciting information. A while back I mentioned that Peter Rollins would be spending some time with our community. He is the author of our March book "How (Not) to Speak of God". He spent time at our church yesterday, graciously ALL DAY (I'm sure he's tired). Last night our staff had dinner with him. We had a great discussion about "emerging thoughts", ideas about how to move the "thought" to practice, and talked about what his community does, and what we are doing as a community.
He is the founder of Ikon, a community that meets in a pub and incorporates art, music, philosophy etc. into their gatherings. Peter has a B.A. in Scholastic philosophy, an M.A. is political theory and criticism, and a Ph.D. in postmodern theory. His book is thought provoking and he is a really nice guy. I would really encourage reading this book. It is not a very long book, 75 pages are the "meat" and the last section describes 10 different services that Ikon has done.
I mentioned to Peter that we were reading his book for our March discussion, and asked if he would be available or willing to participate in our discussion. He said he would be more than happy to dialog about the book with us. I think thats a great opportunity for us. I told him we usually begin around the 15th of the month, but would let him know for sure when it begins.
So, again....I really encourage reading the book. I think it will be a great discussion, and it's wonderful that Peter is willing to join us in that. I hope you join in.
Labels: Book Discussions, Emerging Church, Theology