Friday, July 21, 2006


Resources the Living the text in a postmodern context class asked for more information about:

The most recent version I have of the espresso house rules is here.

The Spirited exchanges website is here and Alan Jamieson, Churchless Faith is based on this research project.

You can find more about Godly play here. Please remember that what I did was highly adapted to our Fuller context and the course. Godly Play is a good introduction to godly play and books like How to lead Godly play lessons offer concrete steps for nervous first timers.

The Erwin McManus podcast (Corey notes the series on the controversial Jesus was really good; on the right side of the website). It was mentioned in the context of a potentially good example of Question and Answer in preaching.

Posted by steve at 02:56 AM


  1. I find it difficult to be honest, because I know how I fluctuate, and I am afraid that others will misconstrue the way I flip back-n-forth as being untrustworthy.

    I know that people have a bent towards wanting to create differences so that the other can be boxed in, categorized and written off.

    The rule of thumb, that people do not change, is something that I think many believe… So if you are seen one way, it is likely that you may not be listened to or spoken with again.

    The other rule is that the worst must be true. So if one person gives an expression that is base, this takes precedence over all other statements or expressions. This is where you hear, “Yeah, but, did you know that he ________” and the person is cut off.

    This is where you original obscure post about context hits dead on, IMO.

    That said, I have felt much more free to express the side which is more base… But base isn’t necessarily the most real. Sometimes that angelic talk can truly be the most innate expression… and from experience those expressions are the ones disregarded most often… while the grunge is embraced because it is raw and “organic”.

    I’m starting to rattle.

    Comment by Keith — July 21, 2006 @ 3:59 pm

  2. Maybe the last comment boils down people trying to find their place in each social setting. Maybe, in a modern context, the goal is to find your place in the heirarchy of skills, strengths, knowledge etc. Maybe the expresso house rules are designed to dispell that.

    I am quick to want to know my place. Maybe that is my problem.

    Comment by Keith — July 21, 2006 @ 4:08 pm

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