Upcoming events

I've got a lot of wonderful events coming up this fall. They're pretty much all in the Metro Atlanta area or nearby — between writing my new book and wanting to be available in case my daughter has a medical emergency, I'm trying to limit the amount of travel I'm doing for now. But if you do happen to live in the vicinity, I hope I'll see you at one of these events:September 4, 2011: Decatur Book Festival. This is my first (hopefully of many) appearances at this premier literary event, and I a … [Read more...]

Booksigning at First Christian Church of Atlanta this Sunday!

If you live in or near Atlanta, I hope you'll come to a Reception and Booksigning for The Lion, The Mouse and the Dawn Treader this coming Sunday, January 30, 2011, at 12:15 PM at First Christian Church of Atlanta, 4532 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084. I'll be visiting with folks and signing books at the church where I taught the class that was the inspiration for this book. For more information, call 770.939.4358.Refreshments will be served, and I am told that the hospitality committee at … [Read more...]

Register now for the Evelyn Underhill Conference: February 19, 2011

Awakening in God's Love: Exploring the Christian Spirituality of Evelyn UnderhillSaturday, February 19, 2011 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church 1790 LaVista Rd., Atlanta, GA 30329Acclaimed as one of the greatest spiritual writers of the twentieth century,  Evelyn Underhill recovered the rich heritage of Christian mysticism and interpreted it for ordinary people as the spiritual life -- life lived from the center, where one is anchored in God.In the year 2011, we … [Read more...]

Final Tweaks to my Portland Itinerary

By this time tomorrow I'll be at the Atlanta airport preparing to board my flight to Portland, OR. Thanks to Chuck Cooper and the Institute for Progressive Spirituality for arranging my travel plans and itinerary while in Portland.As always seems to be the case, we've made a few last minute changes. Here's the itinerary, and all events listed here are open to the public. If you're in the area, I hope I'll see you at one or more of these events.October 28, 2010; 7:00 PM — "Celtic Spirituality … [Read more...]

November 1…

November 1 is the date that Wild Goose Festival tickets go on sale. It's my understanding that there will be "early bird" (pardon the pun) pricing, that won't last long. So if you want to come to the festival, which promises to be the North American equivalent of Greenbelt, then you'll want to purchase your tickets as soon as they go on sale.Here's the word from the goose itself: We are excited to announce that Wild Goose Festival tickets will go on sale November 1st. Stay tuned between now … [Read more...]

Celebrate Henri Nouwen with Friends of L’Arche Atlanta!

You are invited to Friends of L'Arche Atlanta'sA Night on Nouwen Friday, October 15th 6-9 p.m. The Atrium at the Frazer Center 1815 Ponce de Leon Ave N.E. Atlanta, GA 30307 Come celebrate Friends of L'Arche Atlanta with an evening of music, wine, appetizers and appreciation of Henri Nouwen.Special guest speakers include: The Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander, 9th Bishop of Atlanta (Episcopal Church), and Tim Moore, former L’Arche assistant and student at Emory’s Candler School of The … [Read more...]

A Few More Hints About the New Book…

My new book has been endorsed by James Martin, S.J., author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and My Life With the Saints. I don't want to release the entire endorsement, as that would give away too much about the book. But in part, Fr. Martin says, By turns playful, provocative and profound, McColman asks us to "become like little children" in order to understand some very adult lessons. If and when we get any more endorsements of the book, I'll post them here, so stay tuned.Oh, … [Read more...]