Here’s a quick recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation:
- The new Missio Alliance network held its first regional gathering, as part of a larger conference at Northeastern Seminary, featuring David Fitch. Fitch used Peter Rollins, Brian McLaren, and Alan Hirsch & Michael Frost as his foils to discuss the dangers he perceives in the emerging missional church movement of: de-incarnationalizing the Scripture (Rollins), de-eschatologizing the kingdom (McLaren), and de-ecclesiologizing the Church (Hirsch & Frost). Fitch’s talk was livestreamed (which he was clearly uncomfortable about), so hopefully the video will be made available again online soon.
- Forge America will be making a big announcement today regarding an “author search for unpublished hopefuls … contract with a major publisher.”
- My post on “Young Adults Are Demanding a Missional Shift generated the most Facebook shares last week with more than 175 (at last count)!
- I reviewed Dori Baker’s new book The Barefoot Way over the weekend, so in case you missed it, here it is again. It’s a great “faith guide” for youth, young adults, and the people who walk with them.
Finally, this week I’m off to the second annual Wild Goose Festival here in beautiful North Carolina. I’m going on official Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation business (look for me at the Hope booth!), but I’ll also be doing some fun stuff there as well — like hosting the Performance Cafe stage on Thursday night with Shane Claiborne, Seth Wispeley, Christian Piatt and Phil Snider, and a DJ set by Rev. Vince Anderson to close things out! (Come by and say hi!)
I’m also looking forward to seeing some of my fellow Patheos bloggers, as well as our intrepid Progressive Christian portal editor Deborah Arca.
Because I’ll be on the road, I’ll be blogging less this week, but watch for a few scheduled posts from me to keep the conversation going here.
If you’ll be at Wild Goose, please come find me and say hello. I’ve posted my entire schedule of where I’ll be every minute of the festival over on my personal blog. I’ll be the guy that looks like this: