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!


Dallas Cohort | Up and Coming

- Thursday, October 26 @ Journey Community Church at 8pm: As many of you know, one of the goals for Emergent has been to broaden the friendship to include Catholic brothers and sisters. The Dallas Cohort has had the privilege of having several Catholic attenders to our meetings. For those of you who have been in attendance, you know that their input has been a refreshing addition to our meetings. Several months ago, Brother Joseph (a frequent contributor to our discussions from The Cistercian Monastery in Irving) handed a series of presentations called "Naked Without Shame" an exploration by teacher, Christopher West, into "The Theology of the Body" a series of teachings by Pope John Paul II. Over the next few weeks I was blown away by these teachings, finding them to be the deepest and most comprehensive teachings on sexuality, human dignity, marriage, and celibacy that I have ever heard. This prompted a series of discussions to present these teachings to the cohorts.

A short teaser presentation about "The Theology of The Body" will be given to those present and we'll go ahead and engage in our usual lively discussion from there. The short presentation will be given by one of our Catholic participants.

Map to Journey: click here.

- Saturday, October 28 @ Anselm Hall at The University of Dallas - 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Three presenters will give a more comprehensive glance of "The Theology of The Body" and in between each 45 minute presentation there will be time for questions and discussion. Below you can find the directions to University of Dallas and Anselm Hall. There is a campus map attached to this e-mail. The building you will want to get to is the building marked as #22. Available at this event will be a light breakfast and the complete Christopher West presentation on CD for only $5 (a 10 CD set!).

We hope to see you at one (or both) of these events!

Directions to the University of Dallas and a campus map are available at We will be meeting in the split-level lounge of Anselm Hall on the UD campus.

Anselm Hall (building 22 on the digital map) is a rectangular brick two-story that runs along Northgate Dr. It is the first building on your right after you pass the UD Tower when driving down Northgate Dr. from the direction of Tom Braniff Dr. and Hwy 114 (it is the last building on the left before the UD Tower if coming down Northgate from the direction of Carl Rd. and Hwy 183). Simply take the first available right after the Tower (or the last available left before it, if coming from Carl/ 183; the street name is "Science Drive", but it's really just a network of parking lots) onto the University campus, note the location of Anselm Hall, and find a convenient parking space as close as you can (probably in the "C" or "D" lots on the campus map).

You should enter the building from the Western end, which is the end pointing AWAY from the University Tower. Go straight up the stairs and enter the door on the landing before getting all the way to the second floor. We intend hang signs on the appropriate doors of the building to make things as easy as possible.

Should you find yourself discombobulated on campus, all undergraduates should be able to direct you to "the Anselm lounge", which they know as the place where Campus Ministry offers them free food late at night several times a week.


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