[Springboard] New Springboard Study "Everything Must Change"

James Wiegel jfwiegel at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 29 20:02:56 CDT 2009

Tonight's study was a great treat.  I especially liked Bill's insight of changing the story of the community in 5th City and David's comment about going back and forth between 2 worlds (Kemper building and Arthur Anderson).  However much our efforts back in the day, the dominant framing stories seem not to have changed, nor have the basic social dynamics.
In the next chapters, the question coming to me is What is new in his description of Jesus?  I sense he sees and is trying to articulate something that never came to me before -- especially in that section about the 12 things that get overlooked (or something like that)


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--- On Sat, 9/19/09, Ellen & David Rebstock <grapevin2 at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Ellen & David Rebstock <grapevin2 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Springboard] New Springboard Study "Everything Must Change"
To: "Springboard Dialogue" <springboard at wedgeblade.net>, "Order Ecumenical Community" <oe at wedgeblade.net>
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009, 9:34 AM

This week Tuesday we are starting a book by Brian McLaren- "Everything Must Change -- Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope"  

McLaren says that Jesus message of hope is an invitation to both
personal and global transformation.  It is a radical challenge to the
underlying stories that drive our suicidal systems--social, economic,
and political.  It invites us to imagine what would happen:

-  If people of faith moved beyond political polarization and a few hot-button issues to the deeper questions nobody is asking.
-  If the world's leading nations spent less on weapons and more on peace-making,, poverty-alleviation, and creation-care   

-  If a renewed understanding of Jesus and his message sparked a
profound spiritual awakening in a global movement of faith, hope, and

This is not a "What would Jesus do" book but rather a
spiritual book offering up a fresh vision of what it means to be a
person of faith.
Bill Bailey said after reading the first part of
the book that "It sends us back to the things we were discussing in the
late sixties and early seventies in the Ecumentical Institute."  

it encourages us to reflect on where we and the world have come to since that time.

book has 34 short chapters in 8 Parts. We will discuss the Introduction
and Part 1 on Tuesday September 22 at 5pm Pacific Daylight time.
Because the chapters are short we will try to do two parts a week after
that and maybe one part a week toward the end.    


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Dave Rebstock

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