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...]

Wild Goose Festival Trailer!

Here's a little video to watch (and share with your friends) about the Wild Goose Festival. … [Read more...]

Atlanta Christian Mysticism Meetup

Way back in 2005, I started a Meetup on the topic of Christian Mysticism. I was the organizer of the Atlanta Christian Mysticism Meetup for almost two years, and during that time made a number of new friends, most notably Mike Morrell, who has practically introduced me to the entire Emergent Church Community. I think it's fair to say that The Big Book of Christian Mysticism would never have been read (and endorsed) by people like Brian McLaren and Phyllis Tickle if I hadn't met Mike. So, … [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...]

October 1 and 2: Christian Mysticism Weekend in Atlanta

We are putting together a "Christian Mysticism and Contemplative Spirituality Weekend Event" to take place Friday, October 1 and Saturday, October 2, 2010 at First Christian Church of Atlanta, 4532 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084. Here's what the schedule looks like:Friday, October 1, 7 - 9 PM: “What is Christian Mysticism, and Why Should I Care?” In John 16:12, Jesus says to his disciples, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” Perhaps Jesus was referring to th … [Read more...]

My Schedule in Portland

For my friends on the west coast: here is the schedule for my trip to Portland, OR, the weekend of October 28-31, 2010.Thursday, October 28: Still to be determined; either an evening presentation/booksigning at an area bookstore, or a "beer & theology" event a local pub. I'll post details here as soon as it's worked out.Friday, October 29: 7:00 PM: "The Underlying Stream of Mysticism in the Christian Tradition" St David of Wales Episcopal Church, 2800 SE Harrison, Portland, OR … [Read more...]

Portland Details are Coming Together

If you live in or near Portland or can easily get there, I'm excited to announce my first event in the great northwest, sponsored by the Institute for Progressive Spirituality. Exact locations are still TBD, but these events will occur in or near Portland, OR:Friday, October 29, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM: An evening talk on "The Underlying Stream of Mysticism in the Christian Tradition”Saturday, October 30, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: "Christian Mysticism and Contemplative Spirituality"Morning A … [Read more...]