5.19.2004

my 2nd day at Emergent

today is a day of two stories. allow me to invite you into both.

story one: flooding in the basement. marie calls me like 10 times this morning, but my phone was turned on silent because of all my meetings and conversations the night before. there is also a leak in the bedroom. of course i feel horrible because marie has absolutely no help to clean up this mess. i'm usually the one who would deal with that kind of stuff. so part of my mind was wondering to how she was doing and dealing with my own feelings of guilt of enjoying myself and not being home when she needed me.

story two: emergent convention is rockin my world. met some new people over lunch and reingaged with more people throughout the day. basically took my chances to learn from the british. the british invasion is not only in alternative music, but also in new emerging christianity conversations. so i took church planting in youth culture with dj, andy hunter. he was seriously suffering from jet lag, thus his seminar wasn't all that enlightening or engaging. it was good to hear his story though. then came one of the highlights of the day for me. jonny baker. he is the one who designed The Prayer Path that we engage in every few months or so. he also helped design an online version of it. his session was only the first installment and it was awesome. he is really able to articulate things well. his seminars are on alternative forms of worship and it was absolutely incredible. had a decent conversation with some people in doug pagitt's cohort, except that people just ended up complaining about the united methodist church. somehow our cohort is filled with united methodists. hopefully tomorrow night we'll delve more into theology. and then i was in a really great conversation with mark scandrette about life and time management. great day. tonight will be full of rest.

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