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In Dallas, December 7 - 8, 9-11 ... What is Church? and More ...

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I'm really looking forward to speaking with Suzanne Stabile, Ian Morgan Cron, and Enuma Okoro in Dallas on December 7 - 8. Our topic: What is Church?

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In addition ...

December 7, 2012
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Workshop-Worship Leaders and Songwriters Workshop: We will bring together gifted practitioners to assess the status of worship music, the areas where creative input is needed, and ways to develop and disseminate new worship resources. We'll experiment with some collaborative songwriting as well, culminating in a shared worship experience. (Suggested Prereading: Finding Our Way Again, Naked Spirituality, A New Kind of Christianity, Everything Must Change).


December 9-11, 2012
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday and Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Public Worship as Spiritual Formation: We'll look at ways that the form and content of gathered worship contributes to- and detracts from-formation for Christ-like character and mission. We'll wrestle with fidelity to tradition and fidelity to current and future generations, devoting special attention to the problems of religious language-including the word "God." And we'll use action-reflection to engage in liturgical practices and seek to understand them through experience. (Suggested Prereading: Finding Our Way Again, Naked Spirituality, A New Kind of Christianity, Everything Must Change).