Friday, July 14, 2006

desperate for brian mclaren

Update: Found it, 90 minutes before my plane took off. Yeeha .

I am desperate. I have a CD digital recording of Brian McLaren preaching in Christchurch in which he practises communal lectio divina. In other words, he is working his was through a Bible passage (yes folks, Brian does use the Bible), inviting the congregation to imagine being in the text and to express how they feel.

I have lost the CD. And I use it in my teaching as a case study of community and imagination in Scripture. And I fly to the US tomorrow and I need the CD for a (Wednesday) class I am teaching at Fuller. Now you see why I am desperate.

a) Have I lent this CD recording to any of my students who read this blog? If so, you have 24 hours to escape from being forever in my bad books.
b) Or do any blog readers know if Brian has done this communal lectio divino approach in places other than Christchurch (surely he must) and it was recorded and you could help locate a digital copy for me to use Wednesday 19th July (US time). (You would be forever in my good books :))

Posted by steve at 11:29 AM


  1. I tried to find it for you. No luck googling and yahoo-ing. Why can’t you just call up Brian McLaren? Or e-mail him? Is he that far up the food chain?

    Comment by Keith — July 14, 2006 @ 4:08 pm

  2. Steve, was that the one you showed us in the preaching class a couple of months ago?

    I have a sense that someone in the class asked you for a lend of it….not sure about that but I seem to remember someone asking you about it.

    Hope you find it! (Bet you hope that too ! 🙂

    Comment by christherev — July 14, 2006 @ 6:36 pm

  3. hi steve,
    can’t help you with the brian maclaren cd but the cd-roms should be waiting for you when you arrive… [posted ’em a week ago]
    cheers for now!

    Comment by si smith — July 14, 2006 @ 10:20 pm

  4. Steve, thanks for the bibliography below. Hope the CD/DVD shows up for you. Have a safe trip and a fruitful time on the otherside of the Pacific.

    Comment by Paul Fromont — July 15, 2006 @ 7:05 am

  5. hey, found the CD. hidden under a pile of papers. thanks folks for your interest.

    Comment by steve — July 15, 2006 @ 2:03 pm

  6. ya never know what that desk clutter hides…

    I wonder what other treasures lay dormant under piles of papers???

    Have a good trip, hope the clever stuff (media, DVD’s etc) works well for you. Jas

    Comment by Jas — July 16, 2006 @ 4:51 pm

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