Zach Wilson led us in worship. Awesome gifts!
John Barton, Pepperdine University, talked about the ways the cross makes us pay attention to context. He gave us a cruciform missiology.
The premiere of the band, Barton W. Stone and the Cane Ridge Revival, was a highlight of the conference. In a very moving way, they took us from songs of a suffering world to songs of praise of the God who joins us there.
For sheer number of words, Greg Boyd gave us our money’s worth. He took us on a ride through Revelation to show us that cruciform power is different than empire power.
We had a great crowd, which included some Rochester College students.
Sara Barton, Pepperdine University, made a passionate case for cruciform spirituality. The best I’ve heard Sara, and she’s always good.
Jennifer Rundlett led us through a meditation on the last words of Jesus, using both images and musical pieces. Very moving.
Another shot of conference attendees in wrapt attention.
Richard Beck turned us inside out and showed us how the power of death manifests itself in several ways in our lives, and gave us pictures of cruciform love that overcomes death’s power.
Why, that’s me, sitting between my wife and parents! Good times!
Jen Christy opened our conference with a beautiful sermon from Hebrews.
Ben Ries closed our conference, by urging us to go “outside the camp” and share life with Jesus there. Powerful sermon.