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The Truth Shall Set You Free: Practicing Transformative Lament

Next Church Conference – Chicago 2015

Facilitated by, Tasha Hicks McCray (Mt. View Presbyterian Church) & Eliana Maxim (Seattle Presbytery)

The following is a collaborative poem comprised of responses from workshop participant’s to the question, Who Do You Say That I am? compiled by Glenn McCray.

I am from:

Seattle

Florida

Washington DC

Wisconsin (actually, Michigan)

I am from:

Illinois

McCormick (and we roll deep)

Austin Seminary but Gainesville is where home is

I am from:

Chicago…I’m not Presbyterian

Ann Arbor

Minneapolis

I am from:

We don’t want to offend anyone but someone needs to say it

I am from:

A place of regret

I am from:

Shame; a place that exist that I am not proud of

I am…

Many things

I am…

Not Presbyterian!

I am…

Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Irish, German, Dutch, Welsh

I am…

African American, Filipino, Spanish, Irish, Native (and some other stuff I’m not too

certain of)

I am…

An Afro-Caribbean, Sephardic, immigrant from Colombia. Spanish was my first

language, and I don’t have an accent.

I am…

A son of immigrants, fearfully and wonderfully made

I am…

A white male, top of the heap, most privileged

I am…

A Princeton Graduate

I am…

In the ordination process

I am…

Vulnerable, exposing my own prejudices and biases

I am…

A redeemed sinner

Gods own

I am…

A child of God

In process

Unfolding

Seeking

Thinking

I am…

“Re…” something…REdeemed, REformed

I am…

Baptized

Grateful and troubled

Just another child of God

I am…

An aging beloved woman

I am…

A Single mother of 3 kids

I am…

Wonderfully being shaped

I am…

Creative

I am…

Loved

Ignite Videos — Part 2

The Ignite videos from the 2014 National Gathering are here!

(Ignite is a short form presentation–you only get 7 minutes and then you’re done!) Presenters were asked to share something from their context that might spark creativity somewhere else. Without further ado…

Partnership Models for Ministry–Katy Stenta

Southern Heights Food Forest–Leanne Masters

Missional Shift in Education–Jen James

Our apologies to Hansen Wendlandt, Shannon Beck and Frank Dimmock–the video files got corrupted and can’t be viewed.