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!


February - Everything Must Change

Join us this month for a conversation about Brian McLaren's newest book, "Everything Must Change." We will meet on Tuesday, February 12th at 8pm. We'll gather at the Cafe Brazil at Lovers Lane and 75. Come in and look for those of us with copies of Brian's book on the table! You can find the book here.

From one review: Acclaimed author and Emergent church leader Brian McLaren states, "More and more Christian leaders are beginning to realize that for the millions of young adults who have recently dropped out of church, Christianity is a failed religion. Why? Because it has specialized in dealing with 'spiritual needs' to the exclusion of physical and social needs. It has focused on 'me' and 'my eternal destiny,' but it has failed to address the dominant societal and global realities of their lifetime: systemic injustice, poverty, and dysfunction."

McLaren asks, "Shouldn't a message purporting to be the best news in the world be doing better than this?" What he sets forth in this provocative, unsettling work is a "form of Christian faith that is holistic, integral, balanced, that offers good news for both the living and the dying, that speaks of God's grace at work both in this life and the life to come, both to individuals and to societies and the planet as a whole."

Whether you've read it or not, we hope to see you there for an evening of good conversation.


Blogger ShaneBertou said...

Hey, I noticed that you're reading Brian McLaren's Everything Must Change. A few of us are planning to read the book together and blog our thoughts as a sort of online reading collaboration. Any interest?

2/08/2008 11:24 AM

Blogger s.o said...

Hello Cohort.
I was at the McLaren deal a few days ago, and I'm moving to Nevada in a few months. For that reason, I wanted to attend the cohort meeting they did on saturday morning, but I was unable to. I'd love to get some knowledge and encouragement about doing a cohort in Nevada. Were any of you there?

Thanks -
shaun o.

2/28/2008 9:24 AM


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