April 23-24th I’ll be in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida along with Shane Claiborne, Spencer Burke, and a host of other fantastic people for A Sustainable Faith conference. The question we’ll be gathering around there is “How can we be sustainably committed to justice over the long haul and not become overwhelmed or disenchanted?” If you work in or volunteer alongside any nonprofit organizations, if you are someone who attempts to stay current on issues of justice, if you belong to an actively missional faith community, you realize this is not just a question but THE question. We hope our conversations over the weekend will help us all find meaningful and life-giving ways to be the people of God in the world and to avoid the kinds of life habits that turn us into the people who have nothing left in their tanks.
If you can come in a day early, we are going to take a day trip down to Immokalee, Florida to meet with migrant farmworkers and hear their stories. It will be a fitting backdrop to keep the next two days of conversation grounded in practical theology rather than abstract theory.
I hope you’ll make plans to join us in April for what is sure to be a great few days of conversation!