Dr. Robin Meyers
Connections Live! 2012 is a gathering of progressive Christians hosted by Barbara Wendland, author and publisher of Connections newsletter, Sept. 28-29 in
In a press release, Ms. Wendland describes the event as "an opportunity for thoughtful, forward-looking Christians to meet in person, in order to
- "reassure each other that even though our views may be in a minority in our churches or local communities, we’re not alone;
- "see how we might promote needed change in the church and the world; and
- "plan how to support each other in concrete, practical ways."
Guest speaker will be Dr. Robin R. Meyers, author of Why the Christian Right Is Wrong: A Minister’s Manifesto for Taking Back Your Faith, Your Flag, Your Future (2006); Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus (2009); and most recently, The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus (2012).
In addition, the Saturday afternoon session will feature a consultant on new media, and a panel of lay Christians who, again in Ms. Wendland's words,
- "are working to spread accurate information about the Bible, Christian history and theology, other religions, and important social and political issues, within the church as well as outside it;
- "have found ways to bring progressive Christians together, even where they are in the minority;
- "are taking concrete, self-sacrificing action to expose and oppose injustice and to promote justice."
The event will also include books and videos, information about groups and events, and other resources, including the opportunity to form networks with other conference participants.
To register, simply download, print, and complete the registration form, and mail it as instructed on the form with the fee of $75 per person in cash or check only (no credit cards) by Sept. 5 at the latest in order to meet the hotel’s deadline. Admittance will not be accepted at the door. For further details, email Barbara Wendland.