The Generous Orthodoxy event was just great. Highlights of the weekend were a panel and discussion on friday night with 3 gay christians. It was not that they said anything deeply theological, or were amazing speakers, or that the questions people asked and Brian's input led to ground breaking movement on the issue, but the gentle way they shared, and were listened to, and the sense of love and acceptance that permeated the meeting that was precious. Listening as a spiritual exercise.
Also hearing representatives from George Fox university, Biblical Seminary, & Mars Hill Graduate School, being interviewed on the collaboration between them, and changing nature of theological education was encouraging and inspiring.