Mixed Taste! at The Lab
Last night I dropped by Mixed Taste--"Tag Team Lectures on Unrelated Topics" sponsored by The Lab at Belmar (http://www.belmarlab.org/) in Lakewood. This was the last of ten summer meetings. Topics included "Tequila and Dark Energy in the Universe," "Soul Food and Existentialism," "Chinese Opera and Alfred Hitchcock," "Kurt Coain and Solar Eclipses." Last nights topics were "Marxism and Kittens, Kittens, Kittens." Great venue and great format for the intersection of unrelated ideas--which is often the birthplace of creativity. Each speaker spoke for 30 minutes. Then both speakers fielded questions from the front. Afterwards, there was an optional (for $10) "tapas, tapas, tapas" (Spanish for small snacks--meatballs, stuffed mushrooms, potato salad, etc).
I couldn't help but thinking how this would be a great format for emerging churches. 30 minutes on something from the Scriptures--30 minutes. by someone from the community, on an unrelated topic and then let the audience put them together and make the connections.