Post-modern Parking Ministry

parkinglot2Liquid Thinking are hoping and praying for some new resources for the Emergent Church. “Parking Lot Ministry in the Post-Modern Matrix” by Phil DePedal
How do churches deal with the complex nature of changing parking lot paradigms for the 21st Century? Chapter titles :
– Crossing the Line: Do traditional parking lot markings limit creativity?
– The Organic Parking Lot: The dirt on pavement
– Fanning The Flames of Change: the problem with candles in the open-air parking lot.
Steve Shields has a hopeful review . . .

Good job guys – you know that i would buy it!!!

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)

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  • to:andrew jones
    An old word has come home to haunt me… it’s very welcome
    “transcendentalism
    a movement asserting the existence of an ideal spiritual reality that transcends the empirical and scientific and is knowable through intuition.
    any system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material”
    …knowable through intuition… hmm. Thoreau said that if we transcend the limits of ourselves, we can cease merely living and begin being. I believe that this state of being requires astute imagination and creativity.
    I’m perplexed by the physical sensation that sometimes accompanies intentional prayer. That same sensation sometimes stays with me for days – when prayer is less intentional and more intrinsic.
    Simulated dialogue between me and something so much larger than me, requires imagination.
    Keeping this bizarre relationship healthy requires creativity.
    When this is a life-style (when one lives constantly in this state of imagination and creativity), adherence to the spiritual and intuitive inklings becomes natural… in fact I think the cyclical nature of this entire idea (transcendence in the realm these thoughts) gives room to simply throw up one’s hands and shout “I don’t Know! I don’t Care! But I’m really excited about trying to!”

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