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Hey Jonny,

Sounds like a great event... wish I was in the UK.

btw, Andrew Grinnell is a Sally Ann boy like me. Cool guy. I met him last year at a Canadian conference.

Existential Punk

Any possibility of offering this in the US? Also, Can an American possibly attend the weekend,monthly, year long thing? My graduate program requires me to do a cross cultural, emerging experience? Thanx! Adele


i don't know about the US - i think there's plenty going on anyway isn't there?... feel free to invite us all over though

w.r.t. doing the course last time we had a couple of people from spain do it so yes i don't see a problem with flying in for the weekends... we haven't even got the new schedule/prospectus together yet so ask me again in a couple of months


I think that the location offers a fantastic reason to go - I conference in a custard factory - Ambrosia or Birds?

Andrew Dowsett

Thanks for posting this Jonny. Bob & Mary Hopkins suggested to me a while back that I go along, but I hadn't booked in. Just yesterday I found myself thinking about it again, and wondering whether it was too late to get in, and that I ought to find out...and then you go and post this today. I've just got back from the postbox...See you there!

Andrew Dowsett

Hi Diana - I remember you from the Roxy days here in Sheffield. How've you been? In answer to your question, it's Birds - and apparently, it's the birth-place of custard...

Existential Punk

i find the USAmerican approach to be a little behind the UK and the rest of Europe minus a few people. I find the UK approach to be more refreshing and better attempts at moving forward and knowing what they arte about. i am not trying to be critical here, just my own observations, though.

Dave P

Would love to be there, sounds like it will be a good time, but unfortunately I'm already away that weekend. Next time...

Mark Berry

Am looking forward to it... especially to hear TSK again - he is always inspiritational (and fun)... Oh yes and the worship too!

John Davies

The Edinburgh police will be pleased you're all down there that day ... making, erm, spiritual poverty history?
The coincidence offers an interesting question, though: what is the place of political engagement and protest in 'emerging' church movements (we used to call it a 'social gospel')?


john we had no idea when planning the day that that was when mph was - we planned the date ages ago. if we had we would have re-arranged. plenty of people are passionate about both... ho hum


Waaaah....Not only mph but rather alot of ordinations too. Spare a prayer, jonny...I'm being done at 5.00 that afternoon in Gloucester x

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