Last Week, This Week

Last week was amazing.
I spent a few days with the good people of Willow Creek Community Church. Their Shift Conference brings together a tremendous group of intelligent and energetic youth workers from around the world. I spoke at a plenary session on Wednesday and then in a breakout on Thursday. Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to be Bill Hybels’ and Nancy Beach’s guest in the studio to record an episode of Defining Moments, the monthly CD that goes out to all WCA members. I’ll share more about the recording in a future posting.
In between, I had a number of meaningful and enjoyable interchanges with some wonderful people.
Then we went to Seattle. Thursday night we had an excellent dinner with some friends from Mars Hill Graduate School and from the Episcopal Church … including Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, Bishop Greg Rickel, Karen Ward, and Tom Cashman.
Friday I spent half the day with MHGS students – what a tremendous group! – and then our EMC tour event began.
Tomorrow I’ll be at Princeton University … they’re sold out, so I can’t invite you to join us. But if you live anywhere in the area, remember that we’ll be in New York May 2-3 …. After my lecture, I’m looking forward to joining the Princeton Emergent Cohort in a local pub for some good conversation.
Then, later this week, I’m hoping to do some backpacking for a couple of days – a chance to catch my breath, enjoy the Spring, and prepare for our last three tour stops, in Kansas City, New York, and Goshen Indiana.