2004-08-31

shout out

love to have a little shout out here for everyone out there reading the book, interested in reading the book or currently waiting on their front porch for the ups person to drop off your long awaited copy.

we figure this space might be as good as any to discuss the book & it will be so much more fun & interesting if you're along for the ride. we could become our own little virtual book club.

so give a little intro, who you are, where you're from & why you decided to read the book.
a couple of posts down the line, we'll figure out how to proceed from here...

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just waiting to see where my book is going to come from, and once I have it, I'll be going at it. It'll probably come to me the day before classes start at Princeton...oh well. Until then, I'll be checking out what everyone else is saying, getting prepped for my reading of it...
Adam
http://cleave.blogs.com

Mike Todd said...

Hey - great idea, guys!

Being the sneaky dude that I am, I'm going to grab my copy from my friend Wes Roberts when we hook up tomorrow in Eagle, Idaho. (The book will probably show up in Canadian Christian Jesus-five-and-dimes (book stores) 6 months from now!

Adam said...

glad i'm not anonymous anymore...good you're getting your copy mike!

jen lemen said...

hey mike, just tell wes he's gotta speed read to be ready for you! :)
so glad you'll be along for the discussion.

john chandler said...

Mine came today...I'll likely start reading it in the next few days.

Bill Arnold said...

should be getting my copy this week...can't wait to be a part of the discussion.

my name is bill. i'm a youth pastor and worship leader in new jersey and started reading mclaren's books a year or so ago. i just completed a sermon series based around "the story we find ourselves in."

i'm hoping this book will be more "what we should be" as opposed to defining "what we are not," if you know what i mean.

Andre Daley said...

Jen,
thanks for the invite. i'm looking forward to reading the book and having great conversation.

By way of intro i'm a carbiean born (jamaican)church planter who is starting a multi-racial faith community in Grand Rapids MI (long story).

Got invited by Jen perhaps because i am a sometime critic some time participant of the emerging church from the perspective of a person of color

andre

Todd said...

Hello Jen, how in a person added as a contributor? we met in Nashville at Emergent.

Eliacin said...

Hola mi gente,
My name is Eliacin, I'm writing from Puerto Rico. I serve as what others wrongly call "full time mininstry"
I just got my book and I hope to be commenting on it as I read it. But if the rest of the book is going to hit me as hard as the intro did - boy, I'm going for a knock out -
I will be following and joining your journey.

Eliacin
www.momentoamomento.com

asiatrek said...

would it be acceptable if i join in by commenting on brian's notes? since i live in taiwan and at the current time do not have the financial resources to acquire his book.... until a seminary over here buys it.... >grin<
also thanks for writing the book in the first place!
this will be a very valuable place for me to visit in the coming months.... due to a very stressful year and pulling out of some yahoo groups due to various reasons... is the critique from denver seminary regarding his viewpoints on the EO church correct or is Brian viewing them from his perspective? >grin<
these grins hopefully show that my inklings are not intended to be taken seriously but rather lightly...
and why doesn't anyone ever (it seems that way) mention the OOC when they want to compare the Western and Eastern bunches in early church history?? >grin<

asiatrek said...

i spent some time reflecting upon the words generous-orthodoxy and pondered whether or not it is similiar to how i am raising my kids. they receive a healthy dose of what would be considered 'moral character' training from their hakkanese mother and grandmother. i have heavily emphasized a so-called 'working together' model which on one hand de-emphasizes rules or laws and on the other hand emphasizes a joint co-operation between me and them. it is continously stressed in many creative and dynamic ways that should they not want to 'work together' then they are not violating any rule or law but only being a 'selfish' autonomous individual seeking their own gratification instead of participating in joint effort to achieve the desired goal. this has its kephale (source not head -- if you can catch my witty drift.....) in my 'relational theology' model that i have been developing. it is interesting that i chose guangxi theology for its chinese name since relationships between chinese are very signficant in everyday life. thus various churches could develop a generous-orthodoxy that would allow various ecceslesiastical bunches of grapes to 'work together' in one grand bowl of fruit instead of marketing each particular bunch of grapes towards a niche/mass market with vigorous and intense competition. note: there is only 2% of the total population of taiwan that is associated with any bunch of eccelesiastical grapes.

ps... hopefully this has something to contribute....