Thursday, August 31, 2006

First Meeting

We had a good time tonight at our planning meeting. Nice to see the folks that showed up. Met a few new ones too. The Baptists and Nazarenes were over-represented tonight, but we're expecting more and different folk next month. The next meeting will be September 28 at Tapwerks. We'll meet for food and drink and conversation at 6:00. The "meeting" will start at 7:00. We will be reading "How (Not) to Speak of God." Since the first section of the book is only 71 pages, we'll read that for next time.

I'll let others post their reflections rather than going into my analysis. If you didn't make it, hope to see you next time, and we'll be using this forum as a way of keeping the conversation going between meetings.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Tapwerks Loves Emergent

Patrick, the manager at Tapwerks, has graciously agreed to open the upstairs for us, slap a "private party" sign on the door, and give us our own bartender every month. That means we'll need to give them some love in the form of food and drink (adult or not). If you're coming on Thursday, you'll find us upstairs. Bring someone with you. I don't know everyone that is interested in this shindig, so if you are aware of people you think might want to be a part, invite them, bring them, buy a beer for them...A couple folks have asked if they need the book. No. Not yet. We're mainly planning things and getting to know each other this time.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

peter rollins

i'm trying to get an interview scheduled w/ rollins for the 'cast i do on wiredparish. if you have questions you'd like asked of him (assuming i get the interview), let me know.

incidentally, the whole 'i do a podcast where i interview authors' is a complete scam. i have over a dozen books i've gotten for free over the last couple of months from publicists. i go into barnes and noble, find some books i'd like to read, schedule an interview, and voila! a few days later, a book arrives. for a bibliophile, this is nigh-unto nirvana!


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Planning Meeting

We'll meet at Tapwerks in Bricktown on Thursday, August 31, at 7:00 p.m. We'll be discussing which night is best to meet, how often (we're thinking once a month), what the format ought to be, and where we're headed. If you can make the planning meeting, we'd love to have your input. If not, send me an email at expastor at gmail dot com. In the meantime, some of us are reading How (Not) to Speak of God by Peter Rollins. It will probably be the book we use for our first few discussions.