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A Taste of Liquid

10 February, 2005 12:12 AM

Today was 'A Taste of Liquid', a mini conference here in Melbourne exploring 'Culture, Spirituality and Justice'. As someone on the organising group it was a pretty long and tiring day but also one that I find myself looking back on now with some real satisfaction.

This afternoon we had around 70 people show up for a time of a panel discussion (on the three topics above), an interactive time of unpacking some of the ideas raised in the panel and quite a bit of time of networking and meeting others in the extended network of communities exploring emerging missional church around Melbourne.

Tonight was a larger group who experienced a session of short stories from 12 or so people from different emerging/missional communities around Melbourne. This time was filled with the stories of some pretty diverse and creative examples of communities from around the city - some of which I'd not heard of before.

After this time we rotated through three different worship/reflective experiences that focused upon Justice (it was a multimedia presentation using music and imagery), Culture (an interactive bible exploration using fuzzy logic) and Spirituality (a meditative reflection on a bible passage, poem and silence).

I really enjoyed the day. There were things we will no doubt do a little differently next time, but overall it was a positive experience for most who attended judging by the reactions afterwards.

I especially enjoyed meeting a number of this blog's readers and some fellow bloggers that I've never met before. I was actually surprised that when we put up a list for bloggers to put their URLS on that around 15 or so links appeared almost mysteriously during the afternoon and evening (Christop has a full list of bloggers who were in attendance here).

So a good day - but one that left me rather weary so its time to find my way to bed.



The list of Liquid blogs is here.

Christop » 10 February, 2005 11:27 AM

I am soooo glad I went to the night.

Kitty » 10 February, 2005 4:17 PM

man! I thought Liquid was cancelled. So annoyed I missed out. Sounds like it was a worthwhile time.

kel » 10 February, 2005 5:51 PM

man! I thought Liquid was cancelled. So annoyed I missed out. Sounds like it was a worthwhile time.

kel » 10 February, 2005 5:52 PM

oh kel i should have told you about Liquid.

Kitty » 11 February, 2005 10:22 PM

I have started a blog too. Topics include the Taste of Liquid conference and our neighborhood missional team in South Morang. You can check it out at:

Nigel » 14 February, 2005 9:38 AM

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