I’m still trying to process everything from #wildgoose14 Even now, this deep guttural vibration hums out while I consider all things. Several things became apparent to me at Wildgoose 2014. 1) There is a spirit of cooperation and a desire to see Justice carried out throughout the world. Interfaith, private public partnerships, ecumenical, cross-cultural and doubt/faith relationships navigate our love-in-action. 2) Many of us use to be angry reacting against the Church, but we now have moved beyond reaction to activism and advocacy. I hear less hurt and more love. 3) Orthodox, Catholics, Mainliners, evangelicals, Charismatics and Pentecostals work best together. And they are doing so. 4) We must not be conformed by Racism, Sexism, homophobia, nationalism and other human-separating patterns of the world, but must be conformed by the renewing of our minds… As well as the lives we lead. Writers and theorists must work with practitioners to get the work done. And there is much left to do.
5) UNITY not uniformity, solidifies our work in the world. Networking buttresses our commitments to our work by sharing resources, creativity, and influence. And love Moves us onward to justice. We need each other. As my old outlaw preachers and emergent village friends came close to my new missional, mainliner, soulemergence, skeptimergent, transform, unco, Charismergent, Christianity21, mystical misfits and various other types of holy fools, I felt it. We need each other.
There’s much to think about. And plan. Let us conspire to change ourselves and our worlds.
Thankful for this weekend. Thankful for friends.