Radical Preaching

Can preaching again have something to say?
This blog marks the attempt to bring the theological vision of Radical Orthodoxy into the worship and preaching of the local church.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

New Worship Community in Nashville

Sorry the blog has been so dead recently. I just want to share this and hear any feedback or suggestions that you might have.

For several months now, my pastor at West Nashville UMC and I have kicked around the idea of beginning a new worship service at the church. From the first moment, I have felt powerfully called to participate in this service. Over time, we began to realize that even more than just adding another service time, what we were really shooting for was the formation of a community of believers who would help us incarnate Christ into our surrounding community.

To begin this community, I hope to gather several of my friends from Vanderbilt Divinity School, as well as any of you in the NAshville area who wish to participate. I want to gather and begin to think through what it means to be a Eucharistic community. To begin, I want to ask the question, what kind of church/community/people are we called to be if we return to the very foundation of our faith, the Eucharist? How would our lives corporately and individually look if we wrestle seriously with what it means to receive the Lord's body and blood, and in doing so become transformed into part of that body ourselves?

I would be interested in hearing any of your thoughts. Our first meeting will be January 23rd at West Nashville UMC (47th and Charlotte), 6-8 PM.


Blogger Dale said...


I'm intrigued. I want to find out more.


January 05, 2007 5:37 PM  
Blogger St.Phransus said...

scott that sounds really exciting. i hope it goes really well. keep me posted on it. i don't know how much i could be involved but i'd be willing to be a resource to help when i can.


January 15, 2007 10:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Just starting to learn about RO, I have a question:
If RO doesn’t acknowledge the secular/ sacred-distinction, how come so many RO theologians talk about counter culture? Doesn’t the whole Constantinian critique feed of the very dualism it won’t acknowledge?

Thanks for an interesting blog!!


January 22, 2007 7:40 AM  

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