I’m commuting to Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley this week for a class called Catalyzing Creative Leadership for the Emerging Church taught by  Gerardo Marti

Our first day of class explored the relationship between “religion” and “social change.”  This morning we’ll be looking at Mosaic Church in Los Angeles.

In analyzing Mosaic, Marti writes:

Mosaic attracts and keeps people with dual motivations for moving to Mosaic:  what they are escaping from and what they are finding shelter in.  The concept of ‘haven’ summarizes this movement.  It emphasizes that people find at Mosaic a refuge or a sanctuary for a significant aspect of their religious desires, personal identities, and value systems.

I hope to post more as the week unfolds.