Unavoidable and Unpredictable

culture Mar 13, 2019
“One became great by expecting the possible, 
another by expecting the eternal, 
but he who expected the impossible became greatest of all.”
Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling
 
 
Kierkegaard famously said that the great person is the one who expects the impossible. This statement begs the question of how exactly one expects what is essentially beyond the realm of expectation? 
 
In our online Spiritual Entrepreneur class we discussed the relation between the unavoidable and the unpredictable. The unavoidable, is the world we all see coming, usually characterized by what is no longer working and the inevitably of decline. It’s the statistics we all know and read about; the future of faith, the decline of denominations, the loss of church attendees, the rise of the nones and the spiritual but non-aligned and so on. The unavoidable is the future painted by the logic of predictability. But, the economist John Maynard Keynes...
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Meet The Team

Uncategorized Feb 15, 2019
 

Hey our whole team was in town. Barry is in from London and Victoria is in from Dallas. We love these times of being together and creating and dreaming! We did a FACEBOOK LIVE event on Friday 2/8. We would love for you to meet us here on the replay. We talked all things church and spiritual innovation and all the opportunity the future holds. If you would like to hear more about the course we just launched, it is not too late to join the latest cohort. Find out more here - https://www.hatcheryla.com/a/10095/aiATaNfq

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#givingtuesday

As we approach the holidays, for churches everywhere that means a long season of Advent. It means finding ways of talking past empirical meanings of Thanksgiving and contextualizing the table. It means finding ways of giving back to the communities we find ourselves in and figuring out together what it looks like when redemption breaks in, disrupts and makes things news. For Spiritual Entrepreneurs it can be challenging figuring out the pieces of our faith narratives that need lifting up and critically looking at those pieces that have been less than well played. What does it look like to talk about our time-honored, transformational stories in our 21st century, Western contexts in which politics, social locations, culture, economics, technology, etc. are changing what our humanity looks like and also what it means to live out our full humanity which our faith calls us to in the first place? These are just some of the things, as Spiritual Entrepreneurs, we need to think about as we...

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Innovation and John Caputo

innovative theology Oct 31, 2018
 

I first heard John (Jack) Caputo at an Emerging Church conference in the early 2000s. He was on a panel discussing theology and the challenges facing Christianity. I was interested in what he had to say but I was already working through some ideas of my own and I didn’t fully register everything he was saying. My own faith reappraisal and my journey to reframe my thinking about pretty much everything was consuming me at the time and my ears were a little deaf to the world at that time. My journey eventually led me to the works of Gianni Vattimo, the Italian philosopher, I had been particularly inspired by his notion of weak thought. The idea of weak thought offers a new understanding of the role of philosophy based on language, interpretation, and limits rather than on metaphysical and epistemological certainties. It occurred to me that there was something deeply theological about this notion and with Vattimo’s direct references to the words of St. Paul I wanted to see...

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Welcome to the Conversation

hatchery update Oct 30, 2018

Hi everyone. If you are here it is because, like us, you are interested in what the future of faith might be. Living in the 21st century and trying to engage our faith in new ways can be difficult when the models don’t quite hold anymore. They once worked. And they worked well. They were a product of the culture that they were constructed in. But as our world moves and evolves, as culture shifts and religious landscapes change, we have to do the hard work of asking what is next and what comes next. At Hatchery LA we call some of this work Spiritual Entrepreneurship.  We are wondering what it looks like to innovate and iterate our concepts of god, church, community and faith in ways that make sense for the 21 st century. We know we are having these conversations and we know you are having these conversations, but we want to have them TOGETHER.

We have designed some incubation methods such as our Certificate in...

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