I normally don’t do this…but here are a few things on the plate. I notice some bloggers occasionally put up their happenings. I thought I’d do the same…just to let folks know I do live in the real world.
My two oldest boys, Isaiah and Israel, are preparing for a production of Aladdin at the Neighborhood Theatre here in Charlotte, NC in August. I am proud of these young men. They are taking this project serious with fun.
Preparing for a class that I’ll be teaching in the Fall at Warehouse242 here in Charlotte, NC. It is called Bridge-Building. Essentially I’ll be discussing racial reconciliation, poverty, and their relationship to postmodern missional communities. I started a blog from our first class earlier this year. I will be posting my notes and hope to bring some of the conversation over to the blog.
Steve Knight announces a project that Rod Garvin and I are working on together with the good folks at WiredParish. We had our first recordings last week. In our first recording we discussed everything from racism and being missional to black megachurches. Hopefully we will discuss what it means to be postmodern negros living an exilic existence in the Bible Belt.
Greg Horton over at the Parish blogs about it. There are a couple of podcast teasers there as well. Greg has a great one. I almost busted my gut listening to that brother. Great combination of satire and serious theology.
IVP is starting a line of books that will be addressing emerging culture called Likewise Books. My brother David Zimmerman facilitates a blog for Likewise titled Strangely Dim. I am currently working on a proposal myself. I am hoping to see a generation of Christians build-bridges across racial, ethnic, social, and political lines. I believe Likewise is going in that direction.
I’ll be giving a lecture on the Exodus story and African-american Christianity at Belmont-Abbey College in September.