Pastor, parent, person, preacher, Presbyterian and public ponder-er of many things pertinent and plausible. The Reverend Bruce Reyes-Chow will join PNEUMA 2016 to help us explore the provocative places where faith, race, family and technology intersect.
"While I know that the risk of compassion fatigue is always high in our überconnected world, it is not an option for me to simply give in to the idea that this is the way things will always be or that there’s nothing I can do." But I Don't See You as Asian: Curating Conversations about Race
Emily Scott and
Dinner Church? Waffle Church?
How can we re-imagine fellowship, worship and Christian practice through common meals? For many years St. Lydia's (Brooklyn, NY) has been exploring how to become one in Christ through sacred liturgical tables. "Emily Scott imagines her ministry as "creating space for moments of transcendence through ritual." At St. Lydia’s, these moments take place around a common table where God comes and finds us. Trained as a liturgist and musician at Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music, Emily has followed a particular interest in the intersection of worship and the arts."
On the other side of the continent Joseph Peters-Matthews serves with the Diocese of California where he has extensive experience with pragmatic liturgical creativity, and with social media. A graduate of Graduate Theological Seminary in New York, He invites us into spaces where the divine, ancient and contemporary dance together for the reconciliation of the world.
If I speak in tongues of human beings and of angels but I don’t have love, I’m a clanging gong or a clashing cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and I know all the mysteries and everything else, and if I have such complete faith that I can move mountains but I don’t have love, I’m nothing. If I give away everything that I have and hand over my own body to feel good about what I’ve done but I don’t have love, I receive no benefit whatsoever.
Come Breathe at pneuma 2016
We strive to offer workshops for the new minister and the experienced; opportunities for diving into the practical, as well as the academic and pedagogical. The full descriptions of our expected workshops are in the document below!
We return again to the Bishop's Ranch, nestled in the rolling vineyards and pastures of the Russian River Valley Join us at PNEUMA 2016 and discover the treats and treasures of this comfortable and inspiring conference center in Healdsburg, California.
We have three possible housing options and rates available to PNEUMA 2016 attendees. Each rate includes: