Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Travel to Lausanne Consultation

I have not been able to post to this blog recently due to the need for me to complete several projects for seminary and ministry prior to my departure for Hong Kong Wednesday morning, September 27. I will be participating in our Lausanne issue group consultation addressing postmodern and alternative spiritualities as part of our group's ongoing work. The consultation will involve several members of our international group that met in Thailand in 2004, and a few new members. The event will be held at the Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre, a wonderful missional contextualization of the gospel in Chinese culture founded by missionary Karl Ludvig Reichelt.

One fo the projects I have been working to complete is my essay on Burning Man in partial fulfillment of the summer missions project. This is very close to completion and will be presented to faculty and staff at Salt Lake Theological Seminary on October 10. The paper involves a sociological, anthropological, and missiological analysis of Burning Man Festival. Those interested in this paper may request an electronic copy after the presentation in October.

Upon my return to the United States on October 7 I will be preparing to host a crab feed fundraiser for Neighboring Faiths Project on Sunday, October 8 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Shadowridge Church in Granite Bay. Those in the greater Sacramento, California area are encouraged to join us for this event. Please be in prayer for this event's ability to minister to our supporters and to provivde financial support for our missions work. If you are not in the Sacramento area please consider supporting our work financially as well by sending your contribution even if you can't join us for the crab feed.

I will resume posting on the blog after October 10.

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