Eric Elnes in Canberra

Canberra Region Presbytery is partnering with Kippax Uniting Church and St James Uniting Church to host three events with Eric Elnes, Tuesday and Wednesday October 2 and 3, 2012. These are:

On Faith Online. Interactive. Transcending Traditional Worship with Darkwood Brew Tuesday Evening October 2, St James Uniting Church, 40 Gillies St, Curtin, ACT 7.30 – 9.30 pm. Cost $10  Eric introduces Darkwood Brew, a renegade exploration of Christian practice for the emerging faith of our world today. Blend ancient liturgical and spiritual practices (like lectio divine) with contemporary interactive technology (like Twitter and Skype), add some world-class music, arts, biblical scholarship,and special guests from around the globe (via Skype)and you have Darkwood Brew. Click here for more.

Lightning in a Dark Wood Wednesday October 3, Kippax Uniting Church, Hardwick Crescent Kippax ACT 2615, 9.30 am to 2.30 pm. Cost $30 includes lunch. Spend the day with Eric Elnes exploring mysticism for non-mystics. Eric’s most recent book celebrates the gift of failure, the gift of being struck by lightning, the gift of being lost, the gift of temptation, the gift of disappearing and the gift of a misfit community.

The Incarnational Church – an Emerging, Mainline Worship and Ministry Paradigm for the 21st Century. Wednesday October 3 at Kippax Uniting Church, 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Cost $10 How does a mainline church explore ministry with emerging generations, honoring artistic expression, intellectual honesty and commitment to broad inclusive practice of faith?

Eric Elnes is a minister with Countryside Community Church, Omaha, Nebraska, associated with the United Churches of Christ in the USA. He is internationally recognized for creating multi-sensory, experiential worship that transcends classification as “traditional” or “contemporary.”

Eric’s books include, Igniting Worship: The Seven Deadly Sins (Abingdon, 2004) and Asphalt Jesus: Finding a New Christian Faith Along the Highways of America (Jossey-Bass, 2007). He was the lead author and editor of the Phoenix Affirmations – a popular, ecumenically developed set of twelve principles that are becoming an important theo-logical backbone of the progressive Christian movement in and outside the United States.

Register with the Canberra Region Presbytery office: 02 62489311 or Duncan Macleod 0439 828 718

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