After Arriving in Birmingham yesterday we hung out with a group of folks from B1 (Nick and Lauren's church community) and had some great conversation about church, mission, relevant worship, the importance of relationality in the emerging church structure, belonging as a sense of being valued, networking, authenticity in leadership among many other thoughtful and insightful stuff.
That Aston Villa/Arsenal game was canceled so we hit up Birmingham and doing some pub crawling, seeing the canals, and the city center of Birmingham. It was a great afternoon and evening.
Here are a few pics from the day. I thought the first pic was amazing since there is this ancient Anglican church amidst modern architecture, shopping mall and bustling people. It is really an amazing physical image of the dislocation of the church in the Western world.