Tom & I and Cindy Todd have just returned from the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina. The weather was hot, humid and dusty but any discomfort was quickly outstripped by the joy of the festival. In some ways it was like a great homecoming of friends and family that we have not seen for a long time. Mark and Robyn Pierson from New Zealand, Doug Pagitt, Mark Scandrette, Tony & Peggy Campolo, Brian McLaren, Geoff and Sherry Maddock to name just a few. But it was also a great opportunity to make new friends some like Mike and Julie Clawsen that I have wanted to meet forever. Others who just happened by the Mustard Seed booth and soon became staunch friends.
It was also a great opportunity to listen to new viewpoints, grapple with new perspectives and learn new approaches to worship, social justice and theology. I can’t remember the last time my head was so abuzz after a conference and I know that there will be a lot more reflections to come over the next few days.
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