Tuesday, May 01, 2007

DC Cohort Schedule - May and June, 2007 - Big doings!

Church for the Rest of Us: A Gathering to Envision, Encourage, & Energize Renewing Mainline Congregations. Thursday May 10 - Saturday May 12, 2007 at the Washington National Cathedral.

Come join us at the Washington National Cathedral to reflect on the direction of the church. Share in creating a time of holy space in worship, music, meals and prayer. Explore key areas including worship, hospitality, discernment, tradition, justice, formation and beauty, drawn from Diana Butler Bass' latest book Christianity for the Rest of Us.

Speakers include: Howard Anderson, Diana Butler Bass, Marcus Borg, Tony Jones, Michael Battle and Samuel T. Lloyd. Theology Pub with Tony Jones and Steve Pankey. For more information go to http://www.cathedralcollege.org

Our next DC Cohort meeting will be Monday evening May 14th. We will have a conversation surrounding the recent Emergant Theological/Philosophical gathering in Philadelphia. Several of our own attended this meeting and hopefully they will share what they heard, learned and gleaned from the gathering.

June 11th will bring us Wes White, an American theologican who lives in Glasgow, Scotland and is spearheading the TREK (Theological Resoursing for an Emerging Kultur) across Europe. We are grateful that Wes was able to stay an extra day on his journey across the pond to spend an evening with us. TREK springs from the concept of sharing around the local table and in healthy mission.

White writes, "TREK is premised on the conviction that there is good and bad theology, and that the distance between the two is best measured by mission. Furthermore, we, the TREK Team, beleive that good theology includes facts (history, geography, personages, events, ect.) , but so much more. Healthy theology fancies the narrative, the nuance, the give and take, the mystery, the passion, and the imagination. In short, it personifies the freedom that inheres in God himself who is realationship in community (trinity) and who, in love (1John 4:8) invites the whole of creation into the ever expanding community of himself (mission)".

Please join us for a lively convesation this night.

More information about TREK can be found here http://www.localtable.org

We can be found at the Harp and Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

on the 2nd Monday of the month in the back room at 7pm.

All are Welcome!

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