Monday starts the CC Senior Pastors Conference. Having some social anxiety disorder means that I’m not as excited about going to this thing as others might be. Kelley Taylor actually had to bribe me to go this year. Personally, I can get as much out of the DVDs as being there. But I guess there is something to be said for getting your name and face out there. But here is what bugs me the most. I don’t like eating with other people. That’s just true in general but especially in a room full of yakity-yak pastors. I don’t like having the same conversation at every meal. “What’s your name? Where you from? Where is that? How long have you been there? Did you start it? How many are you running?” I guarantee that I will be asked that set of questions at every meal. 10 times I’m going to have to talk about the same thing. At least.
I’m really going out of morbid curiosity. This year’s theme has to do with pastoring in the last days. In addition to teaching through 1 Thessalonians there are going to be some extra large-group sessions on particular theological points that CC holds to and their opposing positions are wrong. One in particular, the one by Warren Smith (no relation to Chuck) is supposed to be “interesting”. My understanding is that it has to do with something about Rick Warren, the Emergent Church, and some other stuff. I’ve heard that some are planning to not go to this one. I just want to hear what the guy has to say in person and see if any action happens.
Anyway, I will most likely be writing from there, possibly even some video stuff. We’ll see. More later!