Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Nervous Rebel

So, I've got this conference we will be promoting fast and furious real soon. In about 70 days, we've got a big show to put on, and we've got friends, and fames travelling from other places to speak, and the conference is another pushing the edges kind of thing. We've named it "God for People Who Hate Church." Some people love the name and the idea of the conference, others are freaked by the word "hate."

As a new endeavor, and something bigger than we've done before I am quite nervous. As an event which challenges the way, and the spirit in which we do church, I am happy to be a part of it, and all the more nervous as well. As someone who typically hates Christian conferences - for leaders especially (because they never treat leaders like leaders - they only set up talking heads, and ignore people who might have far more to say), I am fearful of setting up another silly talking heads event - oh Lord save me from that - Please!

So once again, as has been the model of my life - I am the nervous rebel.

10 comments:

Agent B said...

I am seriously looking for ways to be there.

And hey, if your conference sucks, at least I'll have an excuse to meet some of my new friends in the Boston area...

carl said...

hey phil, I love church. am I allowed to go? ;)

how about that for a conference name?
"God, for people who love church"
sounds kind of kiss buttish.

Pastor Phil said...

Hey B,

If it sucks it'll still be a good reason to hang out.

Pastor Phil said...

Carl,

What?! God still goes to church too? and so do cool people like you? Wow. I'm sure glad I stuck with pastoring.

Anonymous said...

Dude, make the talking heads bit staggered in short bytes and interspersed with 'sharing' and discussing time and it won't be like the normal Christian conferences. :)

You'll do fine.

BB

Mike

Pastor Phil said...

Talking heads?! You mean that we Christians actually have heads?

Anonymous said...

Well you mentioned them, ;)

BB

Mike

MM said...

That is my favorite picture of you. That's the real Phil. It's great!

Adam Gonnerman said...

Sure wish I could be there for it. Most people plan these things months ahead of time. Guess you like pressure....

MM said...

Of course he likes pressure Adam! That's why he looks like he does in the picture! :)