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Looking Ahead – Christianity21

2009 August 5
by Julie Clawson

christianity-211So it’s just about two months away and I’m starting to get really excited about Christianity21. Part of that is of course just being able to go. It’s the “I’m going to the most awesome summer camp ever” feel I get from going to basically any Emergent-related event. I know I am going to have amazing conversations, meet fascinating people, and be challenged intellectually, emotionally, and theologically (not to mention attend the yoga sessions and late-night parties). In short it’s going to be a fun time.

But besides that I am also excited about my fellow presenters. I’ve heard some of these women like Nanette Sawyer, Phyllis Tickle and Alise Barrymorre speak before and think they are amazing. I’ve had chances to hang out with Nadia Bolz-Weber, Makeesha Fisher, Danielle Shoyer, Lisa Domke and Kelly Bean and can’t wait to hear what they have to say. And then there are all the other presenters who I am just excited for the chance to finally meet. I just feel blessed to be able to be there amidst a gathering of so much wisdom.

But most of all I am excited that this wisdom is finally getting the respect it deserves. That these women who have so much to teach us all are the voice of this event. This isn’t a women’s event, it is a Christian event that explores the future of our faith and I find it significant that it is women who are the ones leading that particular discussion. These are voices who have powerful things to say about the future of Christianity, and I hope people take advantage of this opportunity to hear from them.

Anyway, all that to say, I’m really getting excited about Christianity21 and I hope you all will come join the conversation there. If you want more information, head to the event website Hope to see you there!


2 Responses leave one →
  1. DAnderson permalink
    August 12, 2009

    I’d be curious to know what is the basic theology of this group. Do you believe the atonement, that Jesus physically died and rose from the dead? Do you believe that Christ calls us to be disciples to all nations?

  2. August 12, 2009

    This is a group of diverse individuals who come from various christian traditions, it would be inappropriate to try to impose a theology on them as a group. For myself – yes I believe in the atonement and that Jesus physically died and rose from the dead and that he calls us to be witnesses and make disciples of all nations.

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