The Dallas Emergent Cohort seeks to gather people from the Dallas area for conversation, fellowship, encouragement and community as we engage in emerging issues. Regardless of your level of familiarity with the conversation, we invite you to come and join us!

7.18.2006

Dallas Cohort - 8/22

The Dallas Cohort will meet again Tuesday, August 22nd at 8pm at Journey Community Church. We will discuss thoughts from Peter Rollins' new book, How (Not) To Speak of God. Here is an excerpt that will serve as some initial fodder for our discussion:

"The difference between the idea that our Christian traditions describe God and the view that they are worshipful responses to God is important to grasp, for while the former seeks to define, the latter is engaged with response. By charting the latter course, those within the emerging conversation perceive a very different way of understanding theology. It is no longer thought of as a human discourse that speaks of God but rather as the place where God speaks into human discourse. In other words, theology is understood as the site in which revelation makes its appearance in the world, the place in which theos (God) impacts, and overwhelms, the human realm of logos (reason). Consequently we do not do theology but are rather overcome and transformed by it: we do not master it but are mastered by it.

"If theology comes to be understood as the place where God speaks, then we must seek, not to speak of God, but rather to be that place where God speaks. Through our words and actions we seek to be the site of revelation through which people encounter the life-giving Word of God."

2 Comments:

Blogger Kenton Self said...

Hi. I purchased the book last night and am looking forward to the conversation. (Am planning to bring a neighbor as well.)

How late do these things last? (I ask because my wife works the overnight shift at Parkland, and I need to make sure I'm home before she leaves.)

8/10/2006 12:26 PM

 
Blogger danielle said...

It's hard to know when the conversation will end, but if I had to guess, I would say 9 or 9:30. Of course you are welcome to come and go as you need!

8/16/2006 1:42 PM

 

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