Monday, November 27, 2006

Can I Be Cool if I Ditch (Sunday) School?

I wonder if anyone else is curious about the role, present and future, of Sunday School in church. Seems like most of the ones I've been to over the years have successfully boxed congregants into distinct categories (marrieds, singles, youth, 'prime-timers'...) in order to offer group-specific, bite-sized nuggets of biblical truth...and to eat doughnuts. Now I can understand the value of this if you're operating in a modern church framework. But as this is an emergent cohort (and the promise of doughnuts is not incentive enough to get me out of bed early on a Sunday), I'd like to hear ideas about if and how sunday school can be redeemed from its current manifestation... what would that look like? how do we do it? do we care?

Monday, November 20, 2006

Pete and me

I met Pete Rollins today at the AAR (American Academy of Religion) national meeting in Washington, D.C. He spoke at a session last night along with Brian McLaren and Phyllis Tickle on the emergent church. He was in the Paraclete Press book display, and was (as you would expect) very gracious and humble. And short. :-) He said he'd love to come and visit the emergent cohort in OKC sometime! He was glad to hear about our meeting venue.


Monday, November 13, 2006

Next Meeting

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, we will meet this Thursday at 6:30 at Tapwerks. Drinking and eating start at 6:30, meeting at 7:30. We'll be upstairs at Tapwerks in Bricktown. The discussion, based on Rollins's book, is about how to devlelop liturgies at the local level that farily treat controversial issues without being divisive.