It’s good to be home.
I am back from Nashville, where a whole bunch of Christians gathered for worship, business, thinking, praying, fun, and work. It was a bit of a recharge for me, even though such big events tend to be somewhat exhausting for me, especially when I am volunteered to do stuff. This year, I did just a single workshop on young adult networking around anti-racism work. Otherwise, I was able to float a little.
Highlights for me include getting to catch up with a bunch of old friends, meeting some new friends who are excited about the Table, hearing great speakers like Brian McLaren, Marian Wright Edelman, Fred Craddock, and Soong-Chan Rah, participating in some cool conversations about loving neighbors, and being in downtown Nashville.
Tuesday night of GA was especially unique because of a simple immigration vigil young, attended by a group of young and old. You can see me in the first picture below (on the right), praying with our General Minister & President as we began our journey along a short walk downtown. We gathered in a larger crowd then to pray for justice in our nation, yearning for compassion and hope. It was a nice way to take ourselves from structured business sessions to the real world for a time.
Enjoy the pictures – can’t wait to share more with you!