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Relational Tithe

Posted: January 29, 2008 in emerging church

Hmm… this is interesting. The “Relational Tithe” website was just launched. It seems to be an experiment of sorts, prompting people to “tithe”- or give their offering- through relationships.

Give it a look.

Happy FL Primary day… if you believe in voting, then go vote!

Everything Must Change Tour

Posted: January 4, 2008 in emerging church

Brian McLaren’s tour for his latest book Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crisis, and a Revolution of Hope will be starting to travel the country soon. It is going to be an interesting kind of tour, full with guided prayer and meditation, contemplative art, resource exchanging and conversational programing. The tour starts in Charlotte, NC in four weeks and will travel to 10 other cities across the US. Here is a little blurb from the tour website:


A time of transition
and re-envisioning

A time for asking new questions
and seeking answers
that are both new and old
fresh and seasoned
surprising and familiar

What does it mean, in today’s world, to be a follower of God in the way of Jesus?
What does it mean to be a faith community engaged in the holistic, integral mission of God in our world today?
How do we, as individuals and organizations, respond faithfully to the crises facing our world?
What is our duty to God, ourselves, our families, our neighbors, our enemies, and our planet in light of Jesus’ radical message of the kingdom of God?
How can we engage in personal formation and theological reformulation for global transformation?


The Southeastern cohorts of Emergent will be putting on a conference consisting of teach-ins, workshops, speakers, and as with all Emergent gatherings- good conversation. The conference is titled, A Sustainable Faith: A Simpler Way to do Faith, Spirituality and Life, and will be held in St. Pete on Feb 2nd and 3rd.

The three speakers will be Shane Claiborne, Tim Keel, and Frank Viola. These are all amazing people, yet Emergent gatherings focus more on discussion and conversation than speaking and teaching.

This should be a good one.