Come add your voice as we search for ways to live a better faith via 21 big ideas.
• Some of the brightest and most provocative religious thinkers in the United States
• Insightful treatment of difficult and sometimes controversial subjects
• Unique 21-minute angles on the future of faith in America
• Opportunity to meet and build relationships with people of faith from different backgrounds
This year, there are more opportunities than ever to participate. Apply to present a 7-minute talk, volunteer to facilitate a group conversation around a favorite topic, or enjoy a two-hour stretch to take in lunch or dinner with fellow attendees of your choice.
Registration 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Opening Session 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Break 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
7-21 Talks – Part 1 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Evening Session 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Morning Session 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Group Discussions 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
7-21 Talks – Part 2 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Reception and Book Launch with Phyllis Tickle 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wild Goose Reunion & Gathering – 7:00 p.m.
Morning Session 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Group Discussions 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
JOSH DUBOIS, spiritual advisor to President Obama and the President’s “Pastor-in-Chief” (TIME Magazine), led the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships in President Obama’s first term. Joshua recently left the White House to author The President’s Devotional, a book of 365 meditations based on the ones he sends President Obama each morning, and…
Co-founder of People of the Second Chance
MIKE FOSTER is a speaker, author, and consultant on personal sustainability and life management. He co-founded and leads a non-profit called “People of the Second Chance” which provides innovative strategies on failure and crisis. He is also the author of Gracenomics: Unleash the Power of Second Chance Living and serves on the executive team of…
CEO of the Christian Community Development Association
NOEL CASTELLANOS has worked in full-time ministry in Latino, urban communities since 1982. He hasserved in youth ministry, church planting, advocacy and community development in San Francisco, San Jose, and Chicago. After serving on the Board of the Christian Community Development Association for many years, he established the CCDA Institute, which equips emerging church leaders…
Pastor of Mars Hill
KENT DOBSON is the Teaching Pastor for Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan. Kent worked as the Mars Hill Worship Director during the early days, and served as a frequent guest teacher in previous years. Before Mars Hill, Kent was a Bible and Theology Teacher and Spiritual Life Advisor at Grand Rapids Christian Schools….
Author and Speaker
ENUMA OKORO is an award-winning writer, speaker and retreat leader. She graduated from Duke University Divinity School and served as director of the Center for Theological Writing there. She is the author of Reluctant Pilgrim: A Moody, Somewhat Self-Indulgent Introvert’s Search for Spiritual Community and coauthor, with Shane Claiborne and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, of Common Prayer:…
Founding Editor of the Religion Department at Publisher's Weekly
PHYLLIS TICKLE is the founding editor of the Religion Department of Publisher’s Weekly, the international journal of the book industry. Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject. In addition to being a sought after speaker, Tickle is the author of over two dozen books in…
CEO of Ideation
CHARLES LEE is the CEO & Chief Idea-Maker at Ideation, a brand innovation company that specializes in helping businesses & organizations build remarkable brands via innovative business design, organizational change architecture, brand integration, design, web, and marketing services. He is also the author of Good Idea. Now What?: How to Move Ideas to Execution, a…
Faith and Culture Writer
JONATHAN MERRITT is a faith and culture writer who has published more than 500 articles in respected outlets such as USA Today, The Atlantic, National Journal, Christianity Today, The Washington Post, and CNN.com. He is Senior Columnist for Religion News Service, America’s largest provider of news and commentary focused on religion and spirituality, and his books…
Author and Activist
SHAYNE MOORE is an activist, singer/songwriter, speaker, and the author of two books, Refuse to Do Nothing: Finding Your Power to Abolish Modern Day Slavery and Global Soccer Mom: Changing the World Is Easier Than You Think. Moore’s first single, Hungry World, was released June 6, 2013. Her full length debut album also entitled Refuse To…
Activist and Organizer
ROMAL TUNE has spent his life in service to local, national and international issued-based advocacy organizations working to improve the lives of those in need. Whether organizing congregations across the country around poverty and children’s issues or meeting with Members of Congress to be a voice for the underserved, Rev. Tune always uses his passion,…
Author, Blogger, and Theologian
TONY JONES is the author of The Church Is Flat: The Relational Ecclesiology of the Emerging Church Movement and is theologian-in-residence at Solomon’s Porch in Minneapolis and teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary and St. Cloud State University. Tony serves as a senior acquisitions editor at Sparkhouse. Tony is the author of many books on Christian ministry and…
Pastor and Speaker
JOSE MORALES Jr., is a speaker, writer, and pastor who is serving as the Regional Minister for the Disciples of Christ’s Central Rocky Mountain Region. Morales recently served as associate pastor of Iglesia del Pueblo – Hope Center – Christian Church in Hammond, Ind. Morales earned a bachelor’s degree from Judson College and a Master…
Pastor and Author
NADIA BOLZ-WEBER is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, Colorado. She’s a leading voice in the emerging church movement and her writing can be found in The Christian Century and Jim Wallis’ God’s Politics blog. She is author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television (Seabury 2008) and…
Senior Religion Editor at Huffington Post
PAUL RAUSHENBUSH IS the Senior Religion Editor for the Huffington Post. From 2003-2011, Raushenbush was the Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University. He was the President of the Association Of College and University Religious Affairs (ACURA) from 2009-20011. An ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Raushenbush speaks and preaches at colleges,…
Author and Event Producer
SARAH RAYMOND CUNNINGHAM is the author of several church resources such as Dear Church (Zondervan 2006) and Portable Faith (Abingdon, 2013) and has helped produce several prominent Christian events around the country. She or her work have been featured in The Dallas Morning News, The USA Today, Christianity Today, Leadership Journal, Relevant Magazine, Q Ideas,…
Pastor and Consultant
BRUCE REYES-CHOW is a pastor, writer, consultant and coach who focuses on issues of faith, politics, technology and parenting. He is the author of the eBook, The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church (Shook Foil Books) and “But I don’t see you as Asian”: Curating Conversations About Race (June, 2013). Bruce lives in San Francisco,…
Director of G-dast
SARAH LEFTON is the executive director and producer of G-dcast. With a background in educational digital media and marketing, she started her own clothing brand, JewishFashionConspiracy.com, and has written for a number of Jewish and secular blogs about arts and culture. A past President and part of the founding group of San Francisco’s pluralist independent…
Author, Speaker, and Pastor of a Holistic Missional Christian Community
DOUG PAGITT is a speaker and consultant for churches, denominations and businesses throughout the United States and around the world on issues of postmodern culture, social systems and Christianity. Doug has worked in churches, for a non-profit foundation and owns three businesses in Minneapolis. Doug’s current professional endeavors include pastoring a Holistic Missional Christian Community…
Songwriter and Activist
ANI ZONNEVELD was Born in Malaysia, but spent a good portion of her formative years being raised in Germany, Egypt and India. Her exposure to different politics, religion and culture has shaped her into becoming a citizen of the world. As a songwriter and producer she has worked with many different artists with releases in…
JAMIE WRIGHT authors The Very Worst Missionary, a popular blog detailing her experience overseas and her recent return to the North American suburbs. As she writes with candor and humor about life, faith, and Christian missions, Jamie pulls back the curtain for a look at the messy realities of the missionary lifestyle. Her bold observations…
Award Winning Religion News Journalist
SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY is an award winning religion news journalist with Religion News Service. She recently served as managing editor for Odyssey Networks and prior to that spent four years as online editor for Christianity Today where she cofounded Hermeneutics, the magazine’s popular site for women. Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal,…