Rockin’ with Dobson

Spent this evening with 8 girls from our youth group, and 3 other leaders. As we were driving off to the concert, one of the girls said, “Nothing like youth ministry with a bunch of girls….AND Adam!” We went up to see Kutless in Boise and Ryan Dobson was speaking. Ryan and I have talked through some of my beef with his book Be Intolerant, and we’ve been keeping in touch recently. He hooked our kids up with some free tickets and we showed up for the concert. It was good to meet Ryan, he gave a great message about our job as Christians to be compassionate and caring…good stuff. Got to check out the touring bus that Ryan hangs out in with the bands – wow, I couldn’t do it. Such a small space, but apparently it’s been a great group of guys. They have a ton more concerts to do. Anyway, Ryan, you’ve now made my blog…hope you’re feeling famous. I expect a comment.

Dobson Dialogue

Well, that was a short deal. Ryan sent me an email last night. He apologized about not getting in touch sooner, but it was taking awhile for him to actually get the emails we had been sending [thanks for sending an email if you did so]. Ryan said he’d be posting a comment on my blog here within the next few days, so be looking for that. He also said I could make his AOL IM available, so if you’d like it, it is: adiktd2surf.

Ryan has in fact already posted a response on the YS Forum page [which is where he referred to himself as Mini Dobson]. I’ve only chatted with him briefly, but I look forward to a bit of dialogue here on pomomusings.

Ryan Dobson Countdown

A few days, Jeff Scott informed me that he could no longer communicate with me (per Multnomah’s request). We really want Dobson to join this conversation – but Jeff informs me that he’s not the best with email. So, maybe if he had a little bit of prompting, he would be more interested in responding. The only email address I have for Ryan is this one (and I think it’s for his booking agency, but maybe that will work too). I encourage you to copy the below email, and send it to this address :: ryan@ambassadoragency.com

Dear Ryan Dobson,

My name is _________. I have/have not read your new book, Be Intolerant. There is quite a bit of conversation going on about your book on the Internet, a few places specifically:

PoMoMuSiNgS :: This is Adam Cleaveland’s site, where he has been communicating with your co-author, Jeff Scott. http://cleave.blogs.com/pomomusings/2003/12/be_intolerant_v.html

Youth Specialties’ Forum :: http://youthspecialties.com/forums/message_boards/index.php?act=ST&f=31&t=2281&s=33391b458fb8a0d66da8a2521b1168d0

Emergent Bulletin Board :: http://www.emergentvillage.com/speak_out/bulletin_boards/messages.cfm?PAGE_ID=116&TOPIC_NO=40

We would love to hear your thoughts on some of the dialogue that is going on about your book. It would help clear up many issues for us if we actually knew what you thought about some of our questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you.

Shalom,
________

We will keep an updated banner of how long it takes Ryan to respond. So far, we are at 3 days since Jeff Scott emailed him.

Thus begins the Ryan Dobson Countdown.