May 2013
Ekklesia Project News


In This Issue
  • Gathering 2013: Registration Now Open
  • In Memoriam: Brian Logan
  • New Endorsers
  • New on bLOGOS
  • Meet the EP 


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When he established the heavens, I was there,
when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,
when he made firm the skies above,
when he established the fountains of the deep,
when he assigned to the sea its limit,
so that the waters might not transgress his command,
when he marked out the foundations of the earth,

then I was beside him, like a master worker;
and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world
and delighting in the human race.

Proverbs 8:27-31



  Registration is Open for Gathering 2013!


   Registration is finally open! Please Register Here


   Financial assistance is available to persons with need. Contact Brent Laytham for        details and a special registration code. 


If you are travelling to and from the Gathering using the L-train, Groupon is offering a 3-Cay CTA Pass for $9. It now costs $5 to leave Ohare on the L, so your minimum cost to and from there is $7.25. If you ride even once more, this pass will save you money.


    July 11-13, campus of DePaul University (Lincoln Park), Chicago


 In Memoriam


We give thanks for the life and witness of our dear friend and brother in Christ,  Brian Logan (1961 - 2013), and we grieve his loss with his wife, Suzie, their  children, Kolbe and Lydia, and the Church of the Servant King. Hundreds of EP'ers  know Brian's gentle presence, humor, and grace from the many Gatherings he attended.


May Brian's soul and the souls of all the departed faithful by God's mercy rest in peace.


To read Brian's obituary click here.



Here are the names of those who have endorsed The Ekklesia Project in the last month. If you don't know what endorsing signifies, read the Declaration and Invitation of EP, or its summary as a fourfold claim 


The new Endorsers are:

Daniel Bowdoin (Raleigh, NC)

John Teeling (Charlotte, NC)

Simon Perry (Cambridge)

Hans Funk (Lacey, Washington)

Derek Hatch (Brownwood, TX)

Stephen Martin (Edmonton, Alberta)


Overcoming Epistemology rublev
by Mark Ryan
" Challenges tTrinitarian orthodoxy have frequently been motivated by a desire for theological rigor and accuracy, especially with regard to preserving God's oneness. Thus, the pattern of thought associated with Arius has outlined a hierarchy in which the Son is subordinated to the Father and the Spirit to theSon.  Yet Christian faith and practice could not be made to fit with such a project.  The "good news" of the Gospel we celebrate in communion is not that God has sent to us very venerable, but finally creaturely, representatives.  It is His presence with us, Immanuel."


Meet The EP: Christopher J. Montgomery

mystery guy
I live in Philadelphia with my wife Amanda and our daughter Samantha Mae, where I pastor a Church of the Brethern  parish.  I am a doctoral student in worship studies, specializing in small-parish liturgical expression.  I heard 
about the EP through a dear friend and colleague, who was also my mentor in undergraduate days (Rob Hewell).  My heroes in the church?  The greaet worship theologian Marva Dawn would top my list, as well as those brave souls who pledge their lives in support of small and often forgotten parishes around the world.