Monday, October 4, 2004

ATLANTA BOUND. I am headed to Atlanta for a few days to talk about hospitality. Not cup-of-tea hospitality, but hospitality as a primary paradigm for local congregational life and community-based social services. This is risky hospitality, put-your-life-on-the-line hospitality, get-ready-to-be-changed hospitality. I've been asked by Christine Pohl (author of Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition) to participate in a Pastors In Community event, which is part of a larger initiative of Lilly Endowment called "Sustaining Pastoral Excellence." So, my entries over the next few days will be from Atlanta (where the temperature today is supposed to reach 85 degrees). See y'all.

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