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December 2018

Reading and book signing for Home By Another Way (children’s book)

December 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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January 2019

Forest Dwelling: Spirituality for Our Wisdom Years

San Antonio, TX
January 7, 2019 - January 11, 2019 (Program is full)
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February 2019

McAfee School of Theology

William L. Self Preaching Lectures
Atlanta, GA
February 11, 2019 - February 12, 2019
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March 2019

Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Annual Fellowship Dinner
Palm Beach, FL
March 7, 2019
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Georgia Center for the Book

First day release of Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others
Decatur, GA
March 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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In Partnership with Christian Theological Seminary

Writing for Your Life
Indianapolis, IN
March 13, 2019 - March 14, 2019
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Book talk and signing of Holy Envy

Book talk and signing of Holy Envy
Jackson, MS
March 19, 2019 @ 12:00 am
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Concordia College

Annual Forum on Faith & Life
Moorhead, MN
March 26, 2019
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City Church, San Francisco

Sunday morning sermon @ 10:00 am
San Francisco, CA
March 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am
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Newbigin House of Studies

“Conversations for the Common Good”
San Francisco, CA
March 31, 2019 @ 12:15 pm
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April 2019

Elliott Bay Book Company

Book talk and signing of Holy Envy
Seattle, WA
April 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Kilworth Chapel at the University of Puget Sound

Book talk and signing of Holy Envy
Tacoma, WA
April 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Duke University Chapel

Sunday Morning Sermon
Durham, NC
April 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am
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Quail Ridge Books

Book talk and signing of Holy Envy
Raleigh, NC
April 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
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First Presbyterian Church & Union Avenue Books

Book talk and signing of Holy Envy
Knoxville, TN
April 8, 2019
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Novel Books and Temple Israel

Book talk and signing of Holy Envy
Memphis, TN
April 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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The Cathedral of All Souls

Book talk and signing of Holy Envy
Asheville, NC
April 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
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Parnassus Books

Book talk and signing of Holy Envy
Nashville, TN
April 16, 2019
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Westminster Town Hall Forum

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Minneapolis, MN
April 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
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May 2019

Cathedral Book Store

Atlanta, GA
May 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Athens First United Methodist Church & Avid Bookshop

Athens, GA
May 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Program is full)
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Holy Envy Book Tour in the United Kingdom

Bristol, Belfast, Birmingham, and London
May 24, 2019 - May 30, 2019
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June 2019

Drew University

Writing for Your Life
Madison, NJ
June 10, 2019 - June 12, 2019
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July 2019

Wild Goose Festival

Hot Springs, NC
July 11, 2019 - July 14, 2019
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August 2019

Afternoon Lecture at the Chautauqua Institution

Chautauqua, NY
August 6, 2019
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Book Talk on Sunday

AJC Decatur Book Festival
Decatur, GA
August 29, 2019 - September 1, 2019
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October 2019

Evolving Faith 2019

with Sarah Bessey, Jeff Chu, and Rachel Held Evans
Denver, CO
October 4, 2019 - October 5, 2019
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Book talk and signing of Holy Envy

Carmichael’s Bookstore
Louisville, KY
October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Program is full)
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November 2019

Awakening Soul

Arden, NC
November 7, 2019 - November 10, 2019
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December 2019

Book Signing

Mercer University Press Authors Luncheon
Atlanta, GA
December 14, 2019
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January 2020

Forest Dwelling

Closed Event
San Antonio, TX
January 5 - January 10
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February 2020

Wild Surrender: Inter-Spirituality in a Time of Trial

Gladdening Light
Winter Park, FL
February 6 - February 9
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James Ross McCain Faith & Learning Lecture

Agnes Scott College
Decatur, GA
February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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March 2020

Holy Envy: An Interfaith Exploration

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
Washington, DC
March 7 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Writing for Your Life

Christ Episcopal Church
Charlotte, NC
March 24 - March 25
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April 2020

Academy for Spiritual Formation - Cancelled

Closed Event - Sumatanga Camp & Conference Center
Gallant, AL
April 13 - April 18
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Writing for Your Life - Cancelled

Colonial Church
Edina, MN
April 27 - April 28
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June 2020

Forest Dwelling - Cancelled

Closed Event - Oblate School of Theology
San Antonio, TX
June 7 - June 12
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July 2020

Pre-Festival Writing Workshop

Wild Goose Festival
Hot Springs, NC
July 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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August 2020

The Chautauqua Institution

Week Seven: The Science of Us
Chautauqua, NY
August 10 @ 2:00 pm
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Five Star Soul Tonics for a Week or a Weekend

People often ask me to recommend a festival or continuing education event where they can learn more about spirituality in the 21st century.  Here are some of my favorites, which feature gifted musicians and artists along with compelling speakers on important topics.  I am not speaking at all of them this year, but I have in the past and have enjoyed them all.

Awakening Soul (Arden, NC)

The Center for Action and Contemplation (Albuquerque, NM)

The Chautauqua Institution (Chautauqua, NY)

Gladdening Light (Winter Park, FL)

Greenbelt Festival (Kettering, England)

January Adventure (Saint Simons Island, GA)

The Wild Goose Festival (Hot Springs, NC)

Wisdom Ways (Saint Paul, MN)