Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Convergent Friends -- Discussion and Dinner

Convergent Friends: Reclaiming the Power of Primitive Quakerism in a Postmodern World.

"The winds of the Spirit are blowing across all the branches of Friends - blowing us in the same direction. Linguistically, "convergent" alludes to an affinity for both Conservative Friends and the Emergent Church. Convergent Friends are seeking a deeper understanding of our Quaker heritage and a more authentic life in the kingdom of God on Earth, radically inclusive of all who seek to live this life. It is a coming together of many strands of Quakerism, including, but not limited to, Friends from the politically liberal end of the evangelical branch, the Christian end of the unprogrammed branch, and the more outgoing end of the conservative branch. Metaphorically, convergent Friends are moving closer together towards a radical understanding of the Kingdom of God embodied in our postmodern culture."

That's from a presentation by Robin Mohr (a member of San Francisco Monthly Meeting and blogger at "What Canst Thou Say?" http://robinmsf.blogspot.com/ ) and Shawna Roberts (a member of Stillwater Monthly Meeting and blogger at “Mystics, Poets and Fools” http://mysticspoetsandfools.blogspot.com/ ) . If talking about the ideas expressed in the paragraph above (and more) feels like something you're led to to do, you're invited to join us this coming Sunday afternoon at Ploughshares Farm for worship and discussion about the Convergent Friends Movement. We'll begin around 4 and have times of worship, discussion, and eating. Robin Mohr is leading the event and Nancy and I are hosting at the farm. Ploughshares is located at 6960 E. Hendricks County Rd, Mooresville, IN 46158. Googlemaps and Mapquest both accurately (surprisingly enough) portray how to get there. Just look for the "Welcome to Ploughshares Farm" sign at the end of our driveway (house numbers are few and far between -- as are the houses).

Anybody who is interested in this vital topic is welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP at brentbil@sbcglobal.net

-- Brent

6 comments:

wess said...

Wish I could be there.

cath said...

Brent, I have already RSVP'd to Robin and she has sent me an email. Do I need to RSVP to you again as per the instruction on your latest post?

The answer is yes, I'm planning to be there.

cath

Brent Bill said...

Hi Cath -- nope, you don't need to re-RSVP. Robin told me you were coming...

See you then...

Robin M. said...

Thank you again, Brent, for hosting. Please pass on my deep gratitude to Nancy as well.

Brent Bill said...

Will do, Robin. It was a good night -- something I think will take some thoughtful digesting.

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