Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Home from Flourish 2009

Doug and I just returned from the Flourish conference at Cross Pointe Church in Atlanta. What a wonderful and refreshing few days! We had a tremendous list of great speakers, among them Joel Hunter, JoAnne Lyon, Andy Crouch, Chris Seay, Rusty Pritchard, Tri Robinson, Mathew Sleeth, and Peter Illyn. The conference was under-attended, which I am sadly getting used to, but it was a wonderful opportunity to meet and mix with a wide variety of people working in creation care, and to share with them a little of the work that we are doing. Finally, it was a blessing to catch up with so many old friends, many of whom have been involved in this work as long as I have, as well as to meet so many of the new voices. Jonathan Merritt and his father James Merritt, who pastors Cross Pointe, were our hosts. David Neff of Christianity Today provides a bit of a summary of the conference in his blog. Jonathan Merritt also shares his analysis.

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