Back in October I attended a long lecture with Leonard Sweet up at George Fox Seminary. He covered a few topics and it was, at least in part, in promotion of his book, the Gospel According to Starbucks. His book does not mention the gospel being overpriced, but does make some other comparisons. I have blogged through this book, you can read about it by clicking on the link in the topics section. Meanwhile, I’m gonna file away my notes and I wanted to put them here for organizationality sake. Reminder: Theres are my notes on what Len Sweet discussed, not necessairly what he said!
>> Power is moving from center to sides (margins) (well curve) (Jesus ->)
>> Wireless – boundaryless – electricity – wireless video projection
>> Genetic Engineering
>> Robotic Engineering – 50 million robots by 2025. Current leader in applications of new technologies is the posrn industry. Implications…
>> Information Techology Egineering
>> Nano Engineering
>> Future – 1. size does matter. do little large. 2. Well cure replaces the bell curve. 3. Epic Rules = Missional/Incarnational/RElational vs. Attractional/Propositional/Colonial. These can be metaphored at operating systems.
>>1st communal, here’s the progression – eat freely [sin] kosher [jesus] freedom
>> Church service name: feedback
>> Masters of media have the hardest time changing. The church is the master of print publications. Implications…
>> eternatech – invent a chip to give memories after death.
>> organizing learning and our checkpoints
>>for my book, Dirty Holiness = wesley and women; with X I can do all things, with X I can do no thing. I wrote to myself that I should email this to Len Sweet
>> “daniel Pink” on well curves and bell curves; “general” motors is over
>> Opposite things are not contradictory
>> Slow Life with “lee Gyu” – no desire to speed so no brakes are needed.
>> Well curve fits a phenomenal explanation of the trinity
>> weak is the new strong; we should have spiritual weakness inventories; moses
>> “balance” in life is stupid
>> Challenge of Islam – new communism in the sense of the attraction element to the disenfranchised
>> Size does matter. Laws of simplicity; minimalism and reductionism; tall building in Dubai
>> Why hasn’t Wal-Mart built churches? They do everything else.
>> “wild wild east” – globalization – tribalism (except not with domination in mind)
>> Languages of the future = english, spanish, mandarin
>> life goal: developing a walkable lifestyle in an urban context
>> the 2 car family has become the 2 home family.
>> Asthetics is replacing apologetics.
>> Question: Where did shepherds go/stand/walk in relation to the herd?
>> Ugly America – a lament for a dying culture
>> 3 most hated nations = Iran, Israel, U.S.
>> So the county’s dying…who cares? The gospel will continue just fine. Why can’t the USA see their effective improvement fo the whole world. This is a capatalistic/boomer effect. Communists would see this better.
>> beauty, truth, goodness (a holiness that permeates everything) – 3 transidentals fo being
>> grey goo