a clergyman may be apparently as useless as a cat, but he is also as fascinating, for there must be some strange reason for his existence (GK Chesterton): one retired Anglican septuagenarian clergyman's THOUghts, discOverings, readings, scribbLes, wOndeRings and dooDles exploring that strange reason
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
Clergy Conference Continuing with Doug Pagitt
WHERE I'M STILL AT…
(Image by Hipstamatic on my iPhone—an app to make things look retro and grungy—go figure)
This morning Doug Pagitt talked mostly about about community. We heard terms like:
People need one and to see how it fits with THE satisfying narrative which, for me, is the story of Jesus.
THE INVENTIVE AGE
What comes after the agrarian, industrial and knowledge ages. The age we live in/which is coming and which will reward those who make, connect and facilitate. Essential values of which are; inclusion, participation, collaboration and beauty.
HIGH CONCEPT—HIGH TOUCH
Something we Anglicans seem to do without even trying.
Network theory is the new way to organize. Communities based on connections rather than belief systems. Not that there is no belief system, it's just that one doesn't necessarily have to espouse it to belong.