I’m Co-Hosting a new Annual Gathering. Maybe you should come?

I’m grateful and excited to join Diana Butler Bass and Jim Chafee to host Southern Lights: A January Adventure in Progressive Christianity. 

For a weekend each January (starting January 14-16, 2022), we’re hoping to bring together a wide array of forward-leaning Christians  to brighten the light of progressive Christianity in the American South … a region that really needs it. We’ll gather at the beautiful Epworth-by-the-Sea conference center on St. Simon’s island. It’s a place of beauty and rest along the Atlantic coast, easily accessible via Savannah and Jacksonville airports.

In 2022, Diana, Jim, and I will be joined by some amazing colleagues.

Dr. Anthea Butler, professor of Religious and Africana studies, whose new book, White Evangelical Racism, is causing a needed stir.

Kaitlin Curtice, a storyteller, poet, and citizen of the Potawatomi nation, whose book Native explores identity, belonging, and rediscovering God.

Ken Medema, a composer, musician, and master improv artist, whose music brings me a flood of joy whenever I hear him.

We hope you’ll join us too! Info here.

And if you can’t wait until January to shine some light in the South, don’t miss the Wild Goose Festival over Labor Day weekend. Details here.  Then join us in January for Southern Lights, on St. Simon’s Island in Georgia, January 14-16, 2022.