Kathleen Norris, author of "Acedia and Me: A Marriage, Monks, and A Writer's Life" speaks at St. John's University in Collegeville, followed by a panel discussion on acedia (a state of being unable to care). The panel included two monastics: Br. Paul-Vincent Niebauer and S. Josue Behnen.
Recent doctoral graduate, Harvey Kwiyani, talks about his dissertation research which involved working with three multicultural congregations in the Twin Cities area.
Cheryl Goodman-Morris reminds us that the Spirit blows as she wills, and we must needs keep that in mind as live into Christian community:
What if the process of creating a fresh church could come to us in a radical, completely unorthodox new way? What if we remembered to let the Spirit find us instead of us trying to manufacture it? Ruth Stone, the poet, writes that as a girl, she would feel and hear a poem coming at her from over the landscape like a thunderous train of air, shaking the earth …
Dr. Dwight Zscheile offers new ways to think about inviting people into Christian community.
What is the new research telling us about how people of faith engage digital media? Heidi Campbell explains, noting that far from "logging on, plugging in and dropping out" -- which seems to be our fear -- people are using the net to become more relationally active.