What I Shared at the Frederick Buechner Writer’s Workshop

It was a pleasure to be at the Workshop at Princeton last week - wonderful people and conversations. Here are my slides ...buechner writers workshop 2018

 

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If you’re interested in Solar Energy (and I hope you are)

... consider signing up for the Solar Tour in October. The idea is that you can visit homes in your area that have converted to solar and get some inspiration and ideas for doing so yourself. Info here -
https://nationalsolartour.org/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=eblast&utm_campaign=solartour&utm_content=initialemail&ms=email-eblast-solartour-initialemail-

Caring for creation is an expression of our love for the Creator!

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What Can Faith Learn from Science?

In my most recent book, The Great Spiritual Migration, I discuss what faith could learn from science. The same theme was recently taken up in a Slate article:

Test your assumptions against reality. Question simple explanations. Consider alternatives. Re-examine your methods. Study nature.

Wise counsel!

More here:
https://slate.com/technology/2018/05/what-politics-and-religion-could-learn-from-science.html

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What I Shared with DE/MD Lutherans

June began for me with a wonderful group of Lutherans from the Delaware-Maryland Synod. Bishop Bill Gohl is providing wise, humble, and loving leadership, evidenced by the good spirit and warm hearts of the community gathered in Baltimore County. Here are the slides I shared:

elca june 2018

I leave some speaking events carrying concern and pain that I pick up from the people gathered, but I left this event with hope and encouragement. Yes, there are people doing horrible things in the name of Christ or Christianity around our country and world, but it's important to remember that there are thousands more working and speaking for love, justice, neighborliness, compassion, and peace ... quietly, faithfully, resiliently, creatively, adaptively. May they never grow too weary and may their tribe increase!

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Q & R: Finding a Church?

Here's the Q:
Thanks for “The Great Spiritual Migration”. I am just starting the last chapter and have been sharing it, inadequately ( I am nearly 90) with our church house group over recent weeks. I am wondering if you can point me to any UK activity of convergence as I have drawn something of a blank online.
In three weeks time I should be visiting my daughter in Florida and am hoping to get to an affiliated church in Spring Hill when I might be able to see something of the movement in practice.
Here's the R:
In the US, you can learn more about Convergence here:
https://convergenceus.org/
Here's a church locator, in its early stages of development:
https://convergenceus.org/churches/
And here's information about the Convergence Leadership Project:
https://www.convergenceleadership.org/
In the UK, the closest cousin to Convergence would be Oasis. You can learn more about Oasis here:
https://www.oasisuk.org/
http://www.oasiswaterloo.org/about-us/about-oasis
Keep up the great work!

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