A Big Day: Brian McLaren & Kathryn Scott

We had a great time with Brian McLaren today. After a sweet time of worship, he spoke to us in the Red Room of SSU (aptly named due to the fuzzy, Victorian Paisley, red wallpaper adorning the room).

We covered topics political, biblical, social, creative and economic. For a brief time, it was a rich time. I also was pleased to discover areas that I disagree with Brian, which is always a welcome discovery in any context.

What a gift to have him, and I’m grateful again to Garth Williams and the Atlantic Baptists for making a way for him to come to us.

Time alone is keeping me from getting the Institute Of Contemporary & Emerging Worship Studies podcast up and running, and our video of Brian speaking will be on it when its up.

We also had a great Leadership In Contemporary Worship Practice class, with Kathryn Scott speaking to us via iChat all the way from Northern Ireland. It was a wonderful time, and our class was enriched by it I believe.

Alan, her wonderful husband, along with Emily and Sophie also joined in the chat, and it was a beautiful connection.