PT. VI: DRIVEN Conference Concerns

 

CE National is also connected with the Driven conferences. A future article will prove this and introduce further points of concern.

 

According to Mike Jentes writing on the CE National website:

 

 “More than one hundred Grace Brethren people gathered at Kenyon College in Gambier, OH for the first young adult conference in the FGBC from June 15-18, 2005. DRIVEN, as the conference was called, had a theme of Engage, Accelerate and Incarnate.” http://www.cenational.org/driven/indexHome.asp?menuItemCode=drivenHomePage

 

Its evident from this next quote that there was some level of emergent experimentation going on:

 

“The conference was encouraged to partake in a variety of “experiential” worship expressions—varying from time alone with God to a recreation of a medieval prayer labyrinth” (ibid.).

 

After this conference Jentes points people to the labyrinth, just in case you missed it:

 

“At DRIVEN we had a Prayer Labyrinth...you can sorta experience it online here:

http://www.labyrinth.org.uk/    : http://www.thequestcolumbus.com/past%20email/email%2008.04.05.html

 

A labyrinth? Keep in mind that this is a practice not far removed from paganism and definitely has in mind the contemplative mysticism being heavily promoted in the EC.