April MSA Imaginings

by Christine Sine

The Inhabit conference is over. This special gathering always feels like an extended family celebration. This year MSA team members hosted lunches on creative worship and table justice, facilitated labs on creative spirituality and new changemakers. We also hosted keynote speaker Shane Claiborne and participated in many lively discussions.

Live Like You Give a Damn!In conjunction with the Inhabit conference, we successfully launched Tom’s new book, Live Like You Give a Damn! Join the Changemaking Celebration. What a privilege to have friends from Australia, New Zealand and Canada join us for the occasion. Our pre-ordered books have all been sent, but Live Like You Give a Damn! is still available through our website at the cheapest price around. We are planning other launch parties around the U.S. and overseas in the next several months. If you would like to host a special new changemakers party in your city, please let us know.

On Godspace we introduced a number of new authors for Earth Day – Randy Woodley, Nurya Love Parish and Lisa Graham McMinn, and we are currently adding new resource lists for Ascension Day and Pentecost. We have also started a special new feature author of the month, that will highlight books and authors who are concerned, as we are, about spirituality, sustainability and community. In May we will highlight Lisa Graham McMinn’s new book, To the Table: A Spirituality of Food, Farming, and Community, and in June Keith Anderson’s A Spirituality of Listening.

salient-logo-1There is much to get ready for as we move rapidly through the year. Tom, Andy Wade, and I will all attend the Wild Goose Festival in North Carolina July 7-11. Come be a part of this special festival. Attend our sessions on creative spirituality and innovative changemaking. Meet Jensen Roll and explore his emerging tiny house. Visit the MSA table and join the conversation.

We thank God for our new summer intern, Seattle School student Luke Winslow, who will join the MSA team in June. Luke will help us to develop the program for our 25th annual Celtic Prayer Retreat, “Celebrating with All the Saints“. This will be a very special celebration and we hope that you are saving August 5-7 on your calendars.

We appreciate your continued support, prayers and encouragement as we move forward.

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