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CANCELLED // Reimagining Faith – Spring 2020 Gathering
April 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - April 25, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
Meet Our Featured Speakers
WHO IS KATHY ESCOBAR?
Kathy is one of our featured speakers at our Spring Gathering. This video will give you a short glimpse into what she cares about and why…
Kathy Escobar co-pastors at The Refuge, a Christian community and mission center in North Denver and is is an author, trained spiritual director, speaker, writer, group facilitator, and advocate.
Her passion is for those on the margins of life and faith and creating brave, safe spaces for healing and transformation in community.
She’s also author of several books including Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart and Down We Go: Living into the Wild Ways of Jesus. Her new book, Practicing: Changing Yourself to Change the World, comes out February 2020.
Learn more about her work at kathyescobar.com
WHO IS MIKE MCHARGUE?
Mike McHargue, a featured speaker at our Spring Gathering, isn’t just an author and science nerd, he’s also great at addressing topics on personal growth.
Mike (better known as Science Mike) is the best selling author of Finding God In The Waves, popular podcaster, and an in-demand speaker available for a limited number of appearances. Mike is an expert communicator on topics like science literacy, emotional and personal growth, and the struggles people face during faith transitions.
He has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Huffington Post, and scores of other notable publications. He’s also author of Finding God In The Waves. Mike appears at events all over the world—including appearances at prestigious institutions like Google and MIT.
Mike’s new book, You’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass), comes out in April 2020.
Learn more at mikemchargue.com.
Are you spiritually restless? Is your faith evolving? Are you on a journey of “deconstruction” — questioning and rethinking beliefs about God, faith and the universe? Are you in a church that no longer “fits,” struggling to balance the need for community with an experience that shuts down questions or doubts? Have you been misunderstood, chastised or labeled a heretic?
If so, you’re not crazy and you’re not alone.
We’ve been there too.
Join us for Reimagining Faith, the inaugural Open Table Faith Gathering! This 2-day event will host Mike McHargue, author and contributor to “The Liturgists” and “Ask Science Mike” podcasts. It will also feature Kathy Escobar, pastor of The Refuge in Denver, and author of several books including Faith Shift and Down We Go: Living into the Wild Ways of Jesus.
Over the course of these 2 days, you’ll also have the chance to hear stories of other wanderers, wonderers, seekers, doubters and misfits from Tyler and East Texas, and also have the opportunity to share about your own stories, in a safe and welcoming environment.
The goal of Open Table Faith is to draw together a diverse community around a more open, expansive, and inclusive faith. We hope that you can join us!
Open Table Faith is pleased to offer attendance scholarships for those in need of financial assistance to attend the Spring 2020 Gathering. We realize these are challenging times hope this scholarship program will enable greater participation in the conference. To be considered for a scholarship please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.