If you’re reading this you’ve entered one of the “religious communities” I inhabit. It may be you’ve learnt I blog through Facebook or you’ve gotten to know me through The Ship or GCN. Even though you may have technically gotten to know me via one of these you may have first come into contact with me at a meet, gathering or retreat organised via the above. You might even have met me at Greenbelt where all the worlds collide. There are various other permetations which might mean we ended up coming together in real life via online communications with yourself or others.
I am, as regular readers will know, currently on LPT training. The final kick up the backside God gave me on this one was a photo on FB which somebody had taken whilst I was leading a session at a GCN retreat.
This mix of spaces and religious communities and the way that they influence each other might seem wierd to some people. However, this is apparently just the way it is now.
I’m currently half way through a conference on how all this does and should impact our theology.
AKM Adam (who suprised me by being a middle aged bloke in a suit – partially because I’d read his name as AKA Adam and so was expecting a product of the DIY rave culture) did a great session with a poncy name which was better summed up by the sub-title “Ourselves, Our Archives and our Avitars”. Within it he said, “church needs theological anthrologists who’ve been there”. Interesting one for many of you reading who I’ve grown to know over the last few years to think about! – That dear people might just be us.
Will update properly on conference tomorrow. Apparantly though there is some sort of streaming on www.ustream.tv/channel/pmphillips.