last night and today was spent getting pilgrim church ready for "the landscape of desire". 700kgs of gravel, heaps of black fabric and black plastic, some fancy work with perspex and beeswax, stunning photos, clever lighting, corrugated iron and concrete, and a rather nervous caretaker (actually, he was pretty good all the way through!).
its all starting to look pretty stunning really, but still more to do tomorrow. if you're in Adelaide, drop by one night this week to pilgrim church, 12 flinders st, 7.30-9.30 pm or lunchtime thurs 12-2pm.
tonight we kicked off "a spirit of wonder" with [re]generate at the astor hotel with jonny baker. about 40 people turned up to hear jonny talk about grace, the worship & mission community that he is part of in london.i actually missed half the night as i was doing setup at pilgrim, but got there in time to hear jonny talk about getting personally engaged in mission, and do a bit of a Q&A. firstly a good encouragement to find something you enjoy (in jonny's case photography) and get involved with people outside the realm of the church, and secondly the invitation to be present in the spiritual marketplace (my term, not jonny's). apologies for my dodgy low-light photo.
we have folk visiting from NSW, VIC and TAS, so it should be an interesting week of conversations from across the country.
thanks to steve taylor for hosting tonight.