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!


August Cohort Meeting - Tuesday, August 11

Tuesday, August 11, 7PM

We will be meeting at the Tin Star in Preston Center.

Don't feel like you have to complete any required reading to come be part of the discussion, but we will be taking time to talk about the book, Blue Parakeet by Scot McKnight. Scot also wrote The Jesus Creed.

Here is a November review from Publishers Weekly,
Infused with common sense and seasoned with candor, the latest work from McKnight (The Jesus Creed), religious studies professor at North Park College, takes a stand in controversial territory by bravely asking the question: how is it that even Christians who claim to be led by an authoritative Bible read it so differently? In response, the author asserts that believers need to take a fresh look at how they adopt and adapt Scripture before they can read the Bible in a way that renews a living relationship with the God behind the sacred text. Using the analogy of a water slide, McKnight argues that the Gospel is the slide, the Bible and church tradition the walls that both protect and liberate the believer as he or she discerns how to apply Scripture as a living document. In the last section, McKnight tackles the controversial issue of women's role in church ministry in a way that is both scholarly and confessional, documenting his own journey alongside that of the apostle Paul and other biblical characters. Enriched by folksy anecdotes, this volume could be very useful for evangelical readers and any others wanting a safe place to ask the same bold questions.

If you will be joining us for the first time, just come on in Tin Star and look around. We could possibly be on the patio. Look for the group that is obviously not a family and not a dating couple. Will probably have a copy of the book on the table as a signal for you. See you this next Tuesday!

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