"Vocatio" refers to a calling into our life's work. Finding the work of our soul is something Darkwood Brew Executive Director Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D. writes about in his upcoming book, The Gifts of the Dark Woods. This seven-week Darkwood Brew series features people from a variety of professions reflecting on how they feel they were called, how they answered and what it means in their lives and for themselves and those they interact with and influence. Join us as we explore how finding our sweet spot - the work in our life that brings us most fully alive - is a deep spiritual practice with ancient Christian roots and possibly even an accelerant for the work of the spirit in our world today.
Dr. Eric Elnes is a biblical scholar with a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is also a leading articulator of Convergence Christianity [**Will need to put hyperlink to Wiki on this when it's ready**] and Senior Minister of Countryside Community Church (UCC) in Omaha, NE. Eric has written several books on faith, theology and culture including, The Phoenix Affirmations: A New Vision for the Future of Christianity (Jossey-Bass, 2006) and a book on experiential worship called Igniting Worship: The Seven Deadly Sins (Abingdon, 2004). In 2006, Eric also helped lead a 2,500 mile walk from Phoenix to Washington, DC, to promote awareness of progressive/emerging Christian faith and practice and meet with Christians at a grassroots to hear their hopes and dreams for the future of faith in America. His journey, which is the subject of a feature-length film, The Asphalt Gospel, is recounted in his book, Asphalt Jesus: Finding a New Christian Faith on the Highways of America (Jossey-Bass, 2007). Elnes lives as an "empty nester" in Omaha with his wife, Melanie, dog Roe, and cat Tamar. They have two college-age daughters, Arianna and Maren.
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