well this weekend i finally met the legendary jordon cooper. he was one of the people who first inspired me to start a blog 3 years ago or so. i checked back and he is name checked in my first ever post... he and wendy and their son mark had driven from saskatoon to winnipeg to meet us (and have a long weekend break) which was very humbling. we chatted over a beer last night, a small group of us (others were dave, bill, michelle, brendan, mark) hung out in a cafe this afternoon informally chatting about faith, blogging, the church, missional leadership, money, art installations and the like and then i ended up having dinner and chatting more with jordon, wendy and mark in the evening. this was a real treat and i hope our paths cross again. i think that the resonate model of developing a national network is excellent and hope and pray it grows in dreams and influence and people in canada.
it was also good to meet mark humphries who has recently published a bridge between two worlds , his story so far. i read it over the weekend - it tells the account of mission in winnipeg to various subcultures revolving around the red herring cathedral/cafe. he is now spinning various plates, one of which is semaphore and as you can see from the web site they have done some fabulous alt worship stuff.
dave preached this morning and did a good job. in the church there is a huge organ. when i was talking about cultural change on friday night it occured to me what an amazing contrast there was between the technology of the organ and the ipod i was using to play music. reminded me of some of the mcluhan probes on technological change. anyway it inspired a photo (click on the image to see a larger version)...
tomorrow we head back to the uk - back in time for the second leg of the champions league semi final between chelsea and liverpool :-)