Monday, April 28, 2008

six degrees of convergence

last Thursday I attended a lecture given by N.T. Wright, at Columbia Baptist Church, sponsored by Leland, my school. It was amazing; I have read a little of Wright; now I want to read it all. He talked about "Life after Life After Death," sharing thoughts from his recent book Surprised By Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church.

After the lecture, the president and dean of Leland presented Bishop Wright with an honorary doctorate from Leland. It was cool to be a part of that.

I saw a lot of people I know, from different churches and contexts--it's been fascinating seeing how many people I know who know each other; and how many people connected to Convergence know other people connected to Convergence from other contexts and communities. More than ever, I really feel like a part of something big God is doing.

1 comment:

Seth said...

I hope that Leland will give me a honorary doctorate. That would save me so much time and money.