Conversations from the Back Pew
I recently participated in a very interesting conversation about the issues of spirituality, community, and gnosticism, which is a followup to my review of the book View from the Back Pew. The author, Tim O'Donnell, arranged with blogger Evita Ochel to set up a conversation that included Tim, House Church pastor/blogger Matt Appling, and me. Tim -- in part due to my designation of him -- represented the "Spiritual but not Religious" grouping, Matt represented non-institutional Christianity/religion, and by process of elimination I was the representative of institutional religion/Christianity (not that I'm totally comfortable with that designation. The conversation was enlightening, respectful, and hopeful. It was also a learning experience for me -- as it was my first skype group conversation. The conversation lasts 59 minutes, so I invite you to take a moment and join in the conversation.