We need to finalize plans for this Sunday. Currently, we are planning on meeting at 3:00 at the Global Gallery for a one-hour discussion. Then we will move to Tree of Life at 4:00 for a one-hour wiki training session to work on our website. Even if you know how to edit wikis I would love it if you came to this because we will also be discussing style criteria and general qualifications to post something on the blog. Currently, I have posted that we will concentrate on avoiding over-consumption, buying US or from factories around the world in which workers are treated fairly, shopping at responsible stores, and trying to have some of our money reenter the local economy. However, these are just what I came up with and they are very much up for discussion.
If everyone who wants to help with the wiki (and really, this will take almost everyone to work) can please bring at least one idea of something you want to post - a product or business, that would be great...think of it as emergent homework. If we post a bunch of things right away it would really get it off to a good start.
Directions to Tree of Life are posted in the comments
Update: Discussion Topic
We will be having a brief discussion about Phyllis Tickle's book, "The Great Emergence." This book has been highly touted by other Emergent Village writers, and is seen as a synopsis of Emergence, not just in religion, but across all society (see recent youtube discussions here). Tickle argues that there are 44 different catalysts that are changing society and the way religion is experienced, and the result within Christianity is a "new rose," a movement within the various quadrants of the faith, resulting in new expressions. Words like "theonomy" and "orthonomy" as well as "the hyphenateds" will be discussed.