Monday, September 10, 2007

a cup of joe anyone?

the update - september 10 of 2007

Conversation Wednesday - september 12, 10:30 a.m.
This Wednesday ... a cup of joe... with conversation!


Urban Mill Cafe
235 W Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 458-6455
directions click here
FREE PARKING for first 60 minutues.
$1.50/30 minutes after first hour

Summer has come to an end; churches are again filling with people who are returning from the summer cottages and vacations, and you need to read a book before joining us?
Nope. This month we are simply sharing life together over good coffee and good food. Join us for conversation this Wednesday.

127 people - This is the number of people who are currently on the emergent west michigan e-mail list. So, for various reasons you have shown an interest in the ways that we are re-thinking, re-learning, and attempting to be followers of Jesus in different ways for this century.

Next month ( Oct. 10 ) we'll return to a planned topic of conversation. This month life is full of new programs, new school stuff, and enough... just take a sabbath for a few moments on Wednesday morning because...


Living in the Suburbs - We are reconsidering what it means to be followers of Jesus for those of us who live in the suburbs. Feel invited to check out some of our thoughts as we challenge one another to faithful kingdom living in
West Michigan.

A couple of helpful resources as we traverse this conversation include a few new and excellent books from several friends. I encourage you to take a look at both of these resources as they are more than worthy of your time and dollars.

Will and Lisa Samson have been struggling with this issue for more than a few years now. They weave a great story along with challenging obervations and experiences in Justice in the Burbs.

Another resource from someone who has taken a vow of poverty as well as exemplified kingdom life comes from Mark Scandrette. His first book, Soul Graffiti, has even been enough to get great praise from Phyllis Tickle. Check out his website and book if you want another means of challenging your current conception of being a Jesus follower.

Phyliss Tickle writes, " I read SOUL GRAFFITI in manuscript and then was given the chance to blurb the published book. All I want to do now, I suspect, is re-iterate what I said on the back jacket: This book is an encounter more than a book. It rattles your teeth in places, and your bones in others. It is radical Christianity, but so realistic, so possible...or at least so possible to yearn toward and strive for. Anyway, I for one am grateful this one is out there mixing it up in the cultural soup...phyllis tickle


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