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!


January Cohort Review

Last night's conversation at Tin Star revolved primarily around the feasibility of the Dallas Justice Revival and asking questions surrounding the major justice issues in Dallas.

Brad asked an interesting question, "What is the greatest injustice in Dallas." We threw around the ideas that much of the systemic injustice is promoted by racism and classism and primarily propagated by apathy. The thought emerged that addressing education would systemically address many justice oriented issues. However, what is being taught seems to be more important in the long run than the quality of it's delivery. Our conversation seemed to settle on the importance of eschatology as it relates to how we treat each other and our resources.

Here is an interesting read that was referenced in the conversation last night. It seems the more that churches form and congregate around an evacuation or violence oriented eschatology, the more the questions asked by this planning board will ring true. Churches seem to be nothing more than a burden to a city planner. Why is that?

It was good to see everyone. It looks like we will read and discuss Rob Bell's Jesus Wants to Save Christians for next month. Let me know if there are other topics you might want to promote for future meetings.


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