We left the Emergent Gathering last night around 11pm and drove overnight to the Grand Canyon. I will post a few pictures when I get home. It was incredible. I did not expect to be so surprised by the sheer magnitude of it. In a word... Grand.
Emergent was grand as well. I had such a great time, made many new friends, and I can't wait to go again next year. Its quite a forum of forward thinking and artistry. To listen in on the heart and mind of emerging peoples from many walks of life... Heartfelt and convicting discussion on diversity, prejudice, inclusiveness, equity, justice, politics, and practical jesus-centric intentionality toward those issues. Wow.
Like everything in life, we take the good with the bad. There was talk of the "enemies" of emergent. The cries of heresy. The attacks. I am WAY more interested in partnering and learning than dividing and disrespecting. "Can't we all just get along?" Does everyone have to be a deal closer? Know what I mean??
Anyway, we're on our way to Sin City. I have never been outside of the airport in Las Vegas, so I expect to have a good time and see some sights before heading home. I miss my wife. I miss my kids.
Minister of Music & Administration
Our Place Christian Church
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