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The Start of a New Year

12.01.2012


Thankfully I’m on the rebound just in time to tell you about some of the things I have coming up, places I’ll be speaking and opportunities to perhaps cross paths with some of you around the country.

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Reestablishing Organic Participatory Systems

21.12.2011


Examples of this movement may not be what we consider “the mainstream,” but if we are looking, there are many out there.

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My Pilgrimage to Glorieta

06.11.2011


After a decade of Emergent gatherings in Glorieta, New Mexico, I finally was able to make the pilgrimage this year. We spent three days (Oct. 5-7) in “open space” sessions, led by participants who stepped up to volunteer and lead discussions about topics of interest.

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Awakening Courage

26.09.2011


As Rev. Lewis described how they developed VocationCARE, incorporating the brilliant leadership insights of Otto Scharmer and the spirituality of education activist Parker Palmer, I was impressed and excited to see how we might be able to incorporate what FTE has created into the overall offering we’ve been organizing for Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation.

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The Original Learning Party Returns: Soularize 2011

23.09.2011


Spencer Burke is throwing another Soularize learning party, celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the first Soularize (in Seattle in 2001) — this time in partnership with our mutual great friends at Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diego, California.

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Delivering a Straight Apology

25.08.2011


What have I gotten myself into? Well, I’ll find out on Saturday, when I join a group of gay-affirming Christians at the Charlotte Pride Festival to deliver a Str8Apology to the LGBT community in our city.

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Salvation Is A Story

09.08.2011


I had the privilege of being interviewed (with my son Elliot in my arms, at Wild Goose Festival) by Travis Reed of The Work of the People and Alter Video Magazine.

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Why Wild Goose Festival Was So Magical

03.07.2011


I’m trying to put into words the experience of the first annual Wild Goose Festival that took place a week ago at Shakori Hills farm in North Carolina. And that’s the word that I keep coming back around to describe the first flight of the Wild Goose — magic.

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One of the Biggest, Most Exciting Parties of the Year

16.06.2011


One week from today, my family and I will be setting up our tent in the “quiet family camping area” on the grounds at Shakori Hills, just outside of Durham, North Carolina. Next Thursday night (June 23) is the official start of the inaugural Wild Goose Festival …

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Here’s a Bold Topic: The Future of Christianity

15.06.2011


Anthony Smith and I have applied to speak on the topic of “The Future of Christianity” at the second annual TEDxCharlotte conference being held October 15 at Queens University in Charlotte. Help us get selected by nominating us today!

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