Quaker Conspirators?

Through a prolonged stint of blog-hopping at the end of last week, I happened upon the New Conspirators Festival hosted by Tom and Christine Sine this past weekend. It was a gathering of folks doing new types of ministry underneath the emerging umbrella – or as the blog promoted, it was a gathering to “spend time with those on the innovative edge who are creating new forms of life, church, mission and celebration.”

As I perused through, I recognized some names of a few presenters, until I came across the name Bruce Bishop. I was so excited to see his name there, connected with the title, “Holy Loitering: Rediscovering Spirituality for New Expressions and Traditional Communities.” Bruce is a longtime friend who I deeply respect, both for his friendship and his ability to plumb the depths of human life in order to look for the work of the Spirit.

What was even more exciting, though, was a Quaker presenting at the conference!

As a few other Quakers have noted (Wess, Robin, and AJ are some of them) the emergent movement and the Quaker church have much to teach each other, and much that is in common. I hope Bruce’s participation in the festival continues the conversation that has been begun already with the Quaker church.

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3 comments so far

  1. c. wess daniels on

    I almost went to the weekend, now I am really sorry I missed it!

  2. Robin Mohr on

    Oh me too. Well, I knew pretty much from the beginning that I wasn’t going to get to go. But I am still inspired by the ongoing conversation.

  3. Aj on

    If only Bruce had a blog, we’d know what went down. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh, I ran into your mama at the store, and she doesn’t know that you’re blogging. Obviously she knows about the *important* site (you know, the one with pictures of the grandkids): made me laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚


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