Missional Monday: Wild Goose West Recap, New Brian McLaren Book Bows, Parish Collective Rocks

Here’s a recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: Wild Goose Festival West Coast 2012 — The first-ever Wild Goose Festival on the West Coast took place over Labor Day weekend, and I was honored to be able to participate as part of the volunteer team. The Corvallis Gazette-Times had a nice [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Wild Goose Goes West

Sorry, I don’t have a real Missional Monday post today. I’m getting ready to fly out to Portland on my way to Wild Goose Festival West in Corvallis, Oregon, this weekend. If you’ll be at Wild Goose West, please come find me and say hello! [Read more...]

SynergyIGNITE Event for Megachurch Leaders Announced

The folks at RiverTree Christian Church have announced a two-day SynergyIGNITE conference for anyone interested in igniting “a stronger missional dynamic in your church.” Alex Absalom writes, “As a successful megachurch that has transitioned from attractional to missional that is attractive, our desire is to provide others with the practical nuts and bolts to make [Read More...]

Follow This Synchroblog Throughout the Month of August

The good folks over at Provoketive Magazine are curating a synchroblog during the month of August on the theme of “Following Jesus.” Editor Jonathan Brink writes, “Jesus said, ‘Take up your cross and follow me,’ and that has powerful implications in the way we live. How does that affect you? We believe the power of [Read More...]

Missional Worship Convocation Kicks Off in Chicago

The Center for Parish Development kicks off its annual conference today in Chicago, and the theme of this year’s event is “The Subversive Act of Missional Worship.” The keynote speaker this year is Debra Dean Murphy, Assistant Professor of Religion and Christian Education at West Virginia Wesleyan College and the author of Teaching that Transforms: [Read More...]

How to Be a Missional Christian During Ramadan

Our Muslim neighbors and friends have just entered into the month of Ramadan, where they will be fasting (refraining from eating and drinking) from dawn until sunset and spending even more time in prayer. The Southern Baptists have issued their prayer guide, and the folks at 30 Days of Prayer have published their prayer guide [Read More...]

A Kickstarter Project Alan Hirsch and I Can Both Get Behind [VIDEO]

It’s called Theophony: The Mighty Interactive Theremin, and it’s being organized by Phil Wyman and his merry band of mischief-makers who will be returning to Burning Man again this year to build this new art installation. If you were at Wild Goose Festival, you’ll recognize Phil as the guy who led the processional to the [Read More...]

Missional Monday: Sentralized Sessions Announced, Higher Ed Linked, Patriotic Pacifism

Here’s a recap of last week’s major highlights from the missional conversation: The Sentralized conference announced its main sessions and workshops, with at least one notable controversial topic on the agenda. Missional in Higher Education is one of the most important and valuable posts I’ve written so far on this blog. I think it’ll be [Read More...]

Making the Missional Shift in Worship? [VIDEO]

There are a number of conferences out there called “Shift” (or that have “Shift” in their titles), but did you know there’s an annual retreat called Shift specifically for progressive Christian worship leaders, pastors, musicians, etc., organized by a new group called the Progressive Christian Artist Network (PCAN)? And it’s happening again July 25-28 at [Read More...]

Sentralized Main Sessions and Workshops Announced

The Sentralized conference, coming up September 27-29 in Kansas City, has announced their slate of 14 main sessions and 33 workshops for this year’s event. Some of the stand-out main sessions include Alan Hirsch on “The Shaping of Things Today,” Scot McKnight on “The King Jesus Gospel,” Michael Frost on “Jesus The Exile,” David Fitch [Read More...]


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