Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Stanley Hauerwas - January 18-19

Charlie was telling me about a conversation "Is the Reformation Over" that will be happening the Nazarene Theological Seminary January 18-19 with George Lindbeck, David Burrell, and Stanley Hauerwas. Check out the information here.

Tony Campolo - January 25

Tony Campolo will be speaking at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village on Thursday, January 25th at 7:00pm. It is free and open to the public but registration is required here or by calling 913-671-2333.

Tony Campolo, professor emeritus at Eastern University, is the founder of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization that develops schools and social programs in various third world countries and in cities across North America. He is the author of 33 books, his most recent being, "Letters to a Young Evangelical." Dr. Campolo will speak about the transformative power of faithful learning, not only for ourselves but for the world in which we live.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Weekly Conversations - Part 2

Do to some interest in a weekly conversation we are going to provide an opportunity for informal conversations every Wednesday at 7:00am.

We will get a table at the Panera Bread in Westport and buy our own breakfast. Please feel free to come whenever you can.

December Cohort Gathering

We will be gathering on Thursday, December 14th at 8:00pm in the front room of the Westport Flea Market Grill & Bar (817 Westport Rd.)

Mike Kruse will be with us to talk about “The Image of God at Work in the 21st Century. Economic life and the Emerging Church."

You can check out Mike’s blog at Kruse Kronicle.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Location, Location, Location

We need a good location that we can use on a continual basis. We are looking to stay in the city somewhere in or between Westport and Waldo (including Plaza and Brookside.)

We need a place that is free and maybe has a back room or something, it also needs to be open until 11 or 12pm.

So what's the name of you favorite pub, coffee shop or restaurant that won't mind us taking up a few tables every month?

We're Listening

The Kansas City Emergent Cohort is not about a few people getting a "program" together for you to come listen to, but it is about our friendships and conversations. So we are wanting to hear from you.

What do you want to talk about? Some of the things that have been suggested include; New Monasticism (Intentional Communities), Authority of Scripture and Economic Justice. There have also been talks about book discussions and doing some mission opportunities together (serve at a soup kitchen.) What appeals to you?

So here is your chance to tell us what you think and what you want to do.

Weekly Conversations

This is the third month in a row that someone has talked to me about their desire to get together on a weekly basis maybe for breakfast or lunch. If you are wanting to participate in something like that on a regular or semi-regular basis, or are wanting to participate in the Cohort but evenings don't work for you, comment here or email me and we'll start the dialogue about that.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

November Cohort Meeting

Our November meeting will be Thursday, November 16th. We will be gathering at 8:00pm at Jacob's Well.

We will be discussing Radical Orthodoxy - Here are some links to more information about Radical Orthodoxy.

Radical Orthodoxy Online

First Things

The Ekklesia Project

We are looking forward to seeing you there!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Next Meeting

We had a great time last week with Doug Pagitt and had some great conversation.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 16th and we will be having some conversation about Radical Orthodoxy. Stay tuned for location information.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Next Cohort Meeting - October 20th

Our next Cohort meeting will be Friday, October 20th. We are excited that Doug Pagitt will be joining us at 8:00pm for discussion, dialogue and some questions.

Doug is the pastor of Solomon's Porch Church in Minneapolis. He is the author of three books; Body Prayer, Preaching Re-imagined, and Church Re-Imagined. Doug is also one of the guys who helped bring about Emergent Village. No doubt most of you are familiar with Emergent Village but in the event that you are not, please check out this part of the website.

We will be having a change in locations this time. We will be meeting in the restaurant/lounge located in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel at 43rd and Broadway. They are going to reserve us an area on the side and you are free to order (and pay) for your own food/drinks if you would like.

We are really looking forward to this conversation and hope that you can join us.

UPDATE - Some of us are going to meet early at 6:30 to have dinner together and talk about some women in ministry discussions. Mike Kruse will be there and you can check out his blog series on Discovering Biblical Equailty.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Leonard Sweet - October 12

Leonard Sweet will be at Olathe Bible Church for the Ministry Resource Center Seminar sponsored by MidAmerica Nazarene University. "The three hardest words in the world to get right" will be October 12th 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The cost is $49 for the seminar, lunch and a book. You can find more information out here.

Darrell Guder at Saint Paul's

Dr. Darrell Guder will be at Saint Paul's School of Theology on Tuesday, September 26th. He will be lecturing on "Missional Theology for the Western Church after Christendom" at 11:00 a.m. and a conversation with him will follow lunch at 1:15 p.m., I believe that this is free and open to the public. For more information see this site.

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Gospel in Our Culture - October 19-21

I noticed on Doug Pagitt's blog some information about the 2006 Conference of The Gospel and Our Culture Network. Kansas City is playing host this year October 19-21 at the Radisson Hotel downtown. This is the place for more information.

September Meeting

We will be meeting on Thursday, September 21.
Time: 9:00pm till whenever
Where: Keystone Coffeehouse located in the Broadway Methodist Church at 74th and Wornall. You can enter at the door under the blue awning. Parking is on the street or in the parking lot directly across 74th.

We will jump start some conversation by talking about Walter Brueggemann’s 19 Theses that he presented at the Emergent Theological Dialogue in ’04.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Upcoming Events

Here are a couple of things coming up here in Kansas City that you might be interested in.

First Dallas Willard will be at Christ Community Church in Leawood September 30th for the True Spirituality conference. Check this out for more information.

Then Brian McLaren and Dan Kimball will be over at Church of the Resurrection for their Leadership Institute October 5-7. You can check this out for more information.

There will be 3 day ministry dialogue regarding "Missional Leaders in an Emerging Culture Conversation" at the Nazarene Theological Seminary October 24-26. For more information check this out.

Brian McLaren will be back in the area October 31 - November 1 at William Jewell College in Liberty. He will be part of their lecture series and will speak on "Faith, Culture and Higher Education" on Tuesday evening at 7:30 and he will be their chapel speaker on Wednesday Morning. Both are free and you can find information here, you need to scroll down to the second page.

If you know of anything else let me know and we'll try to get the word out.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Cohort Meeting

We met last night to discuss what the Emergent Cohort will be doing in the future.

We will be gathering to discuss and build relationships on the third thursdays of every month at 9pm. We are still scouting locations - if you have a suggestion let us know.

Please check back here for a listing of meetings/events in the KC area that you might want to be part of.