ian mobsby will be exploring the significance of emerging & fresh expressions of church from the insights of practitioners. drawing on research findings, ian will explore the trinitarian theology that seems to underpin the projects involved, and explore their dreams & hopes regarding engaging with new/old forms of mysticism of many who are spiritually searching in post industrial western nations.
this is also a book launch/party to celebrate with ian and you can pick up his book at a reduced price. it would be great to have a good crowd.
admission is free. we are no longer providing drinks but there is a bar.
we are changing the way we track bookings so rather than e-mailing to say you are coming please register for the event here. it really helps to have an idea of who is coming.
May 10th | Blah London & Book Launch | From 6.30pm | The Horse Pub, Waterloo
then there is also a blah... learning day on may 12 exploring emerging/fresh expressions of church in the catholic and/or contemplative traditions of the church. here's the blurb:
Over the last year, a number of new and exciting emerging churches or fresh expressions of church drawing on the specifically catholic and/or contemplative traditions have developed and joined other emerging churches coming from or out of a more evangelical perspective. These voices are few - but are nevertheless important voices. This day will then give room to explore how Emerging & Fresh Expressions of Church drawing on the catholic and Contemplative traditions bring particular resources to engage with those who are spiritually searching and what it means to be church.
May 12th 2007 |10-3.30pm | Emerging & Fresh Expressions of the Catholic and/or Contemplative traditions
Venue: Conference Centre, St Matthews Westminster (Home of Moot)
Cost: £8 waged, £6 students and unwaged
in some circles there is a criticism or suspicion that fresh expressions of church are just an evangelical thing so it's great this day is happening. don't feel that you have to be catholic/contemplative to attend though. it would be great to network across the traditions.
a few people have been asking me what's happening so now you now. there is also stuff going on elsewhere in the country - check the blah... web pages to see. delighted that nottingham have started a blah... now. their evening with ray simpson on celtic christianity and the move of god today looks really good.