Len Sweet joins us this week for another outstanding podcast.  The first half of the podcast focuses on his new book ‘So Beautiful’ in which you get Len being Sweet as he discusses the DNA of the church.  In doing so you get some refined and focused reflection on over-used and under-utilized buzz words in many church circles, MISSIONAL, RELATIONAL, and INCARNATIONAL.  Beyond the buzz lie the secret three-fold strand that moves the life of the church. (Other blog reviews of the book: 1,2,3,4,5)

In the second half of the interview Len breaks some big news about an upcoming partnership he has with Frank Viola called ‘a Jesus Manifesto.’ (No relation to the Jesus Manifesto blog) I don’t want to steal his thunder, but let’s say that it revolves a shared Christological concern of Frank and his that is directed at a number of pomo Christian provocateurs.  Len also explains his concern about the ‘Red Letter Christians’ and the recent focus on ‘Social Justice’ in the emerging church conversation.  And if that wasn’t enough reason to listen, dig, and share this episode we conclude the conversation with a little bit we borrowed from Conan O’Brien, In the Year 3000 2020.

Thanks to Len for joining us and to you all for listening.  Until next time deacons….brew on!