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  • 2013
  • 2012
      Dell Children’s Hospital
      December, 2, 2012
      Austin, TX
    • The King’s Academy
      Oct. 22-23, 2012
      Sunnyvale, CA
    • Mars Hill College
      Sept. 14-15, 2012
      Mars Hill, NC
    • Wild Goose Festival
      June 21-24, 2012
      Shakori Hills, NC

      We are a community creating a festival at the intersection of justice, spirituality and art. The first festival took place in June 2011; the next one is June 21-24 2012. We take inspiration from many places, such as Greenbelt, Burning Man, the Iona Community, SXSW, and others. The festival is open to everyone; we don’t censor what can be said; we invite respectful – but fearless – conversation and action for the common good.

    • Highland Park Baptist Church
      May 30, 2012
      Austin, TX
    • 2012 Alliance of Baptists Convocation
      April 13-15, 2012
      Austin, TX
    • Settles Lecture, response
      Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
      April 12, 2012
      Austin, TX
    • Central Texas Colloquium on Religion
      February 18, 2012
      Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX

      Presenting my paper “Applying Paul Ricoeur’s Hermeneutic of Imagination to Jürgen Moltmann’s Theology of Hope”

    • Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
      February 8-11, 2012
      Albuquerque, NM

      Presenting my paper “Storytelling as Healing Act: What The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen can Offer War Veterans”

    • 2012 Emergent Village Theological Conversation
      January 31 – February 2, 2012
      Claremont, CA
  • 2011
    • Montreat Institute for Church Leadership
      Oct. 23-27, 2011
      Asheville, NC, Montreat Conference Center

      At a time when it is not uncommon for church leaders to feel their congregations are “stuck” in worn out programs and age old patterns, the Montreat Institute for Church Leadership’s 2011 conference, “Getting Unstuck,” offers new insights for church officers, educators, musicians, and administrators. Congregational teams of leaders will find the Institute for Church Leadership designed to help them imagine God’s call for their congregation as they live into the 21st century.

    • Soularize
      San Diego, CA
      Oct. 18-20, 2011

      Join us in sunny San Diego for a three day “learning party” that will stretch your mind, fill your heart, and encourage you toward the future. At each Soularize, we bring together an unparalleled combination of keynote presenters and workshop leaders to give you a broad view of the current (and future) conversations in the Church today.

    • Baylor’s Be the Change Missions Conference
      Baylor University Waco, TX
      Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2011

      Be the Change is an annual student-led event designed to offer the Baylor community an intentional look at how God is working around the globe. Be the Change provides numerous learning opportunities including a keynote speaker, breakout sessions, guest mission practitioners, missions organizations, and cross-culture events. This year’s Be the Change will focus on Engaging in Justice. Come & learn the meaning of biblical justice & ways you can practically apply this to your life!

    • 2011 Montreat’s Signature Conference
      Being Spiritual in a Crazy Busy World
      May 29 – June 1, 2011
      Asheville, NC, Montreat Conference Center

      You are called out of the chaos of your crazybusy, constantly moving, overextended lives to a place grounded in the imagination of God. You are invited to a thin place where you can sense God’s presence and find yourself spiritually connected, even quieted, in your inner being. You are invited to join with others on this spiritual journey that gives you fresh energy and creative vision for God’s future.

    • All Saints Episcopal Church
      May 8, 2011
      Austin, TX
    • St. Thomas Episcopal Church
      April 3, 2011
      College Station, TX
    • Christ & Culture Lecture Series
      Waynesburg University
      March 14 & 15, 2011
    • The Salvation Army Mission and Environment Conference: A Call for Imaginative Faith
      February 25-27, 2011
      Orlando, Fl Hilton Hotel

      Join us in Orlando, Florida on February 25-27, 2011 as we embark on a contemplative path that directly links mission with the environment. We will discover our call to imaginative faith by learning how the environment is tied to the Salvation Army mission. Not only will we be blessed to be challenged in these areas, but God has provided many speakers to discuss our personal call to stewardship, justice, the conservation of resources, greening our facilities and many more! We look forward to joining our brothers and sisters in Christ on the mission and environment journey and answering the call the God has placed deeply on our hearts!

  • 2010

    • Everyday Justice Retreat
      Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center
      Grand Forks, North Dakota
      November 19-21, 2010
    • Is Religion Worth It?
      A Conversation with Becky Garrison, Julie Clawson, Rick Diamond, Kester Smith, Eileen Flynn, Jimi Calhoun, and Mike Collins
      November 13, 2010
      Journey Warehouse, Austin, TX
    • 2010 Emergent Village Theological Conversation
      Creating Liberated Spaces in a Postcolonial World
      November 1-3, 2010
      Atlanta, GA First Presbyterian Church
      I will be leading a workshop on Everyday Justice as Liberation
    • Global Women’s Voices Summit
      October 15-16, 2010
      First Baptist Church, Austin, TX

    • Girlfriends Go Green Event
      Hillsdale United Brethren Church
      Hillsdale, MI
      April 24, 2010
    • Earth Day Lecture and Book Signing
      Hillsdale College
      Hillsdale, MI
      April 22, 2010
    • Lent and Justice Conversation
      Christ Church Cathedral
      Houston, TX
      March 10, 2010
    • Convergence – Emerging Women Leaders
      Portland, OR
      March 5-7, 2010
    • Not For Sale – UT InterVarsity
      University of Texas – Austin, TX
      February 25, 2010
  • 2009
  • 2007
    • Emergent Gathering
      Emerging Women Lunch Gathering
      Glorietta, NM
      Oct. 2-5, 2007
    • Midwest Emergent Gathering
      Emerging Women Lunch Discussion
      Park Ridge, IL
      July 20-21, 2007
    • Emerging Women Midwest Gathering
      Stronghold Retreat Center
      Oregon, IL
      March 16-18, 2007
  • 2006
    • Emergent Gathering
      Glorietta, NM
      Oct. 2006
      Sessions on Emerging Women’s Issues and Inclusive God-talk
    • East Coast Emerging Women Gathering
      Virginia Beach, VA
      Oct. 1-3, 2006
      Sessions on Inclusive God-talk and Women of the Bible