Friday, May 04, 2007

Friday Evening, 7pm, Opening of Conference - Phil Wyman, Jim Henderson

God for People Who Hate Church begins now. We will be taping most of the conference, and putting it to podcast as soon as possible. Being new to podcasting, it could take us awhile longer than necessary, but we will alert you to when it happens via this blog site, and through the Blog Square No More, and through the website for The Gathering.

Opening night begins with a montage of thoughts concerning experiences both good, and bad with church life. Philosophy Professor Bruce Meyers from Salem State College, our blogger buddy Agent B from Abilene, Texas, Eva Porcello, Bev Wyman, and Jeff Menasco will share their stories to set a framework for involving our heads and hearts with this difficult topic. Pastor Phil will set the theological framework for considering the fact that it is possible to be a pursuer of God, and also to be someone who finds themselves struggling to identify with the culture of modern Christianity.

Jim Henderson from will then take the helm to lead us through the deep waters of this discussion.


A-Typical Sociologist said...

I am very touched by the stories given. Church should be very holy, but part of the culture in Salem cannot stand the conception. Pastor Phil, posts this question: How to we embrace God, but rebuke the institution.

A-Typical Sociologist said...

Again Phil gave an inspirational introduction and how Church has tarnished the vision of Christ

Pam Hogeweide said...

i'll be following this blog as well as john smulo's. thanks for keeping us linked up. wish i could have been there and brought my neighbors.