Mis-quoting my friend Phyllis Tickle (whom is also quoting someone when she says this) it seems that there is some sort of rummage sale (or at least a garage clean up) in my life every five years.
Time’s up. I’m at it again.
Five years ago my family and I moved to Seattle looking for a space to re-kindle our sense of vocation and explore opportunities for more education.
Much have happened since then.
- I worked at a machine shop.
- came out from the Anglican closet
- dig deeper into my cultural roots
- went from 1 kid to 3
- discover that balding is unstoppable
- worked at an Episcopal Cathedral
- Planted many mustard seeds of hope
- cultivated an intentional community
- was embraced by a sense of call / vocation
Among many other wonderful things – last March I was welcomed to the Postulancy in The Episcopal Church. And I recently started a Masters degree program at School for Theology and Ministry at Seattle University.
My life is in transition now and I feel I must pay close attention to those which are close.
There will be some “church” geekiness still, however I’ll be a bit quietier and more discerning on where my energy and attention goes.
See you around.
Announcing The 2010 Emergent Village Theological Conversation Postcolonialism and the Missional Future of the Church November 1-3, 2010 Atlanta, GA First Presbyterian Church
The 2010 Emergent Village Theological Conversation will feature a global panel of theologians- Musa Dube of Botswana, Richard Twiss of the Lakota Sioux tribe, and Colin Greene of the UK. Engaging issues ranging from mission to postcolonialism to the AIDS epidemic, the Conversation is sure to be as rich as it is lively. Our panel of theologians will share stories and parables from their traditions, discuss their latest theological research, and challenge the Western American Church to engage and welcome voices from the margins.
Don’t miss this opportunity to become more familiar with theologians doing remarkable work in their respective (and distinct!) contexts. We are certain it will be a landmark year in what has become Emergent Village’s signature event.
Featuring the following speakers:
Musa Dube, Professor of New Testament at the University of Botswana and author of “A Postcolonial Feminist Interpretation of the Bible.”
Richard Twiss is a member of the Rosebud Lakota/Sioux Tribe and the author of “One Church, Many Tribes.” He is the President of Wiconi International.
Colin Greene is the Head of Theology and Mission Development for SGMLifewords in the UK. He is the author of “Metavista: Bible, Church and Mission in an Age of Imagination.”
Don’t miss it!