Faith in the Inventive Age
Before I post a video of my own presentation at the Theology after Google conference, I want to put up the video of Doug Pagitt's presentation. Doug's presentation last Friday morning preceded mine -- fortunately Bruce Epperly and Jana Reiss came in between, bringing a quieter moment. But, I wanted to put up Doug's video because I think he sets up mine. He pushes the envelope into the future, while I try to make sense of the situation most of our churches fall into. He speaks of four ages that affect the church -- agrarian, industrial, information, and now inventive ages -- and with each the church has had to adapt. Modern denominationalism, he suggests was born in the industrial age. So, I invite you to watch, this and then watch my presentation, because I pastor a church that reflects earlier ages and struggles to engage the one that is emerging.