Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Jim Wallis in Baltimore--Tomorrow 10/19

Tomorrow, Oct. 19, 2006 at 6:30pm, Jim Wallis of Sojourners/Call to Renewal with be in Baltimore at Enoch Pratt Free Library on 400 Cathedral Street 21201 speaking about his book God's Politics: Why the Right gets it wrong and the Left doesn't get it which presents a new vision for faith and politics in America. Some in the cohort suggested that this be posted for all to know about. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

John Franke--Wed. 10/18

After a great start to our cohort year with Tony Jones in September, we have the privilege of having John Franke with us in October. We'll gather at Bare Bones Grill in their back room (across from the bathrooms) on Wednesday October 18th from 7-9pm to be together and to hear from John. Here is John official bio. from the Biblical Seminary website: John R. Franke, DPhil Professor of Theology BA, Nyack College; MA, Biblical Theological Seminary; DPhil, University of Oxford Dr. Franke is particularly interested in engaging postmodern thought and culture from the perspective of Christian faith in order to explore the opportunities and challenges they present for the witness and ministry of the gospel. In addition to teaching at Biblical, he has lectured and taught on the relationships between theology, ministry, and postmodernity in the United States, Canada, England, and New Zealand and is actively involved in research and writing. In addition to publishing numerous articles and reviews, he is the coauthor of Beyond Foundationalism: Shaping Theology in a Postmodern Context and the author of The Character of Theology and Barth for Armchair Theologians. John serves on the coordinating group for Emergent US and is a representative of Emergent US to the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches, as well as chair of the Evangelical Theology and Postmodernity study group of the Evangelical Theological Society and chair of the Evangelical Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion. He enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and following his favorite sports teams--the Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota Vikings, Cincinnati Reds, and Arsenal Football Club (English Premiership). John lives in Hatfield, PA with his wife Debra and their son J.J. So while John is a talented academic and theologian, I have also heard him communicate complicated theology in straightforward manner. It should be a great evening. Don't forget to mark your calendars for our cohort gatherings in November (Monday the 20th with Pete Rollins) and December (Wednesday the 13th). Hope to see you soon, Tim