Monday, January 15, 2007

Happy New Year!

A quick update on Emmaus Road, a Bay Area Emergent Cohort.

In 2006 we gathered in a variety of venues to promote generative friendships
among missional Christians. We met in locations around the bay area for
meals and discussions on a variety of topics-- and in the later part of the
year a group of us committed to meeting once a month over six months for a
more intensive Peer Learning Community. In 2007 we’ve decided to try a
topical approach.

The conversation continues in 2007 with a series of theological discussions
we are calling: The Sugarlump Theology Salon

WHEN? Feb. 15 at 7-9 P.M.


Sugarlump Coffee Lounge
2862 24th Street @ Bryant
San Francisco CA 94110

TOPIC: How Mass Collaboration changes everything. Contextualizing
Ecclesiology in an era of a participatory world view and a culture of mass

DISCUSSION FACILITATOR: Dr. Linda Bergquist, adjunct professor at Golden
Gate Theological Seminary, missional strategist and lover of theology.

You can prepare for this discussion by downloading a sample chapter of the
book Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
( and also I Corinthians 12.

Wikipedia defines salon as "a gathering of stimulating people of quality
under the roof of an inspiring hostess or host, partly to amuse one another
and partly to refine their taste and increase their knowledge through
conversation and readings."

The Sugarlump Theology Salon is a gathering of Christian theologians and
thinkers in the San Francisco Bay Area who meet in order to share and
discuss their ideas and get peer feedback from one another. In the tradition
of "The Inkling" (the literary group of C.S. Lewis's and J.R.R. Tolkien that
met in a pub for readings and criticism of their own work) we meet in a
coffee house (the San Francisco equivalent of a pub) called the "Sugarlump
Coffee Lounge".

We will determine the topic for the next monthly Salon following our initial

Please R.S.V.P. Two days prior to this event by contacting Derek Flood

Looking forward to connecting!

Mark Scandrette
Derek Flood
Dr. Linda Bergquist

Mark A. Scandrette
(415) 235-9552

Friday, January 05, 2007


Rediscovering Creativity Workshop

Do you aspire to be more creative in 2007? Perhaps you can remember a
time when you had more freedom of expression. Many people have experienced
profound personal transformation through practices that combine
spirituality and creativity. This seven-week workshop will explore how to cultivate
your artistic voice and talents more fully. Through daily personal exercises
and group process we will help one another tap into our creative potential,
using Julia Cameron’s book, The Artist’s Way, as a guide for inspiration
and discipline. Sponsored by ReIMAGINE! A Center for Life Integration. We are
a collective of artists and activists that fuel initiatives to integrate
spiritual formation, creativity, community-building and social action. We
believe personal integration comes through revolutionary thought,
experiential learning and transformational relationships.

Team facilitated by Mark Scandrette and Adam Klein. Mark Scandrette is a
writer, poet and life coach (and author of the forthcoming book on
integrative spirituality called SOUL GRAFFITI ). Adam Klein is a poet,
athlete and mechanical engineer.

Wednesdays 6-8 P.M.
January 17-February 28
Location? Golden Gate Community Inc. 21st @ Shotwell.

Cost:$30 which includes a light dinner each week. (Scholarship
information available upon request) Text for the workshop will need to be purchased by
each participant.

To register email by January 12th.

For more information call 415-235-9552